Awards and Recognition
UT Southwestern Medical Center is honored frequently for the quality of our care and the significance of our discoveries. While we enjoy being recognized, we’re more pleased with what the awards represent to our patients – the best in care from the most highly trained physicians using the latest advanced technologies.
Here are just a few of the recent honors we (and you) have won:
- UT Southwestern University Hospital receives multiple Quality Awards for medical excellence by one of the nation's largest independent health care rating firms. The firm, which specializes in ranking the quality of hospital and physician care using both public and proprietary performance measures, recognizes UTSW programs in neurological care, orthopaedic care, stroke care, and heart transplant as being in the top 10 percent in the nation. The Heart Transplant Program receives the added distinction of being ranked No. 1 in Texas.
- UT Southwestern repeats its year-earlier performance by once again claiming two patient satisfaction awards from Press Ganey. The awards are based on federal data that measure patient satisfaction in areas such as communication with doctors and nurses, responsiveness of hospital staff, pain management, cleanliness, and quietness.
- Twelve UT Southwestern clinical programs earn national recognition from U.S. News & World Report. We’re one of only 148 medical centers nationwide – out of nearly 4,800 hospitals across the country – that earned a national ranking in one or more specialties.
- For the second year in a row, UT Southwestern is named to the “Most Wired” list by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the American Hospital Association’s flagship publication. The list recognizes hospital systems’ use of information technology in four areas, including clinical quality/safety and care continuum.
- Nearly 20 UT Southwestern nurses are named among the area’s best in separate lists compiled by D Magazine and the Great 100, an organization that honors the 100 leading Dallas-Fort Worth nurses.
- UT Southwestern is the nation’s only academic medical center to win two patient satisfaction awards from Press Ganey, a national consulting firm that specializes in health care performance.
- A fifth UT Southwestern faculty member wins a Nobel Prize. Bruce Beutler, M.D., Director of UT Southwestern’s Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, shares the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with two other researchers for their discoveries in how the immune system works.
- The American Cancer Society installs Phil Evans, M.D., Director of UT Southwestern’s Center for Breast Care, as its national president.
- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awards more than $36.7 million in new grants to investigators at UT Southwestern to support cancer-related projects and to recruit pre-eminent cancer investigators. UT Southwestern receives the most funding of any individual Texas institution.
- UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center attains National Cancer Institute designation – the only North Texas medical center to receive it – in recognition of innovative research and excellence in patient care.
- The Joint Commission certifies UT Southwestern’s St. Paul University Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center, a distinction for hospitals fostering specialized stroke care for patients.