Awards & Recognition


Outcomes of Care

Outcomes are a necessary indication of the quality of care provided, and they are increasingly public via websites such as

  • Top three for the ninth time in 10 years: The Best Place to Work in Texas Award 2017
  • Achieved Patient Experience Award 6th year (2012-2018) from Healthgrades and achieved the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2017-2018)
  • Achieved Women’s Choice Award as 1 of 100 best nationally for patient experience
  • Magnet designated hospital--the 42nd facility in Texas and the first in West Texas
  • Honored as the Designated Trauma Facility of the Year (2017) by the Texas Dept of State Health Services
  • Recognized for Excellence in Patient and Employee Satisfaction by Press Ganey
  • Growth in admissions, visits & transfers to UMC
  • Baby Friendly Designation
  • Accredited Center for Bariatrics
  • Certified VAD facility (ventricular assist device) & Primary Stroke Center
  • Regional Burn Center Re-Verification
  • Pediatric Level II  Trauma Center
  • Clinical Lab: CAP, CLIA & AABB Certifications
  • I.T. achieved Most Wired again in 2017
  • EMS ranked in the top quartile of ambulance services nationally

Healthgrades: rates UMC as Five-Star (its highest rating) for:

  • Outstanding Patient Experience
  • Pneumonia
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder surgery)
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery

US News and World Report selected UMC as the Best Regional Hospital in Texas for the Panhandle Plains Region. There are just over 600 hospitals in Texas; US News and World Report ranked UMC #14 among all ranked hospitals.

Best Companies to Work for in Texas: Ranked #1 among large employers by the Best Companies Group.

Women’s Choice Award – America’s 100 Best Hospital for Patient Experience: Ranked among the best nationally by women consumers who report to WomenCertified.

Most Wired: Health Care’s Most Wired acknowledged UMC as having a higher level of technology adoption, geared toward improved patient care and safety.

Magnet Designation: UMC has joined the ranks of the top 7 percent of hospitals in the nation by earning MagnetRecognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This recognizes us as providing the very best care and nursing excellence and is one of the highest achievements a hospital can attain.

These improvements indicate better quality for our patients, a better workplace for our staff and physicians, and a financially stronger health system. At UMC, Service is our Passion and Safety is our Priority.


  • UMC Recognized for Quality Bariatric Surgery
    BlueCross and Blue Shield of Texas has recognized UMC with a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
    Jun 20, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC becomes first Magnet hospital in West Texas
    UMC Health System has joined the ranks of the top seven percent of hospitals in the nation by earning the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes top health care organizations in the nation for achieving nursing excellence.
    May 15, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC sustained as a top employer in Texas
    UMC Health System was named the best place to work in Texas by the Best Companies Group and the Texas Association of Business. They released their annual rankings Thursday night.
    May 15, 2018 | Full story
  • UMC Achieves Top 5 Percent for Patient Experience
    UMC Health System is pleased to announce that we have achieved the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction recognizes UMC among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
    May 11, 2018 | Full story
Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2017
2018 Women's Choice Award
Most Wired