University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

75%

Patients that would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
Learn more about patient safety ratings

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
8% higher than the national average

75%

Would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%84%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%67%66%

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%71%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%80%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Ramie Elizondo Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Dauterive

Dr. Janice May Wilson is the best.. Easy to talk to and she looks you in the eye and listens. And I have to say Gorgeous too... thank you Dr Wilson

Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Wilson

His facilities staff is very friendly they work great as a team they are very loving and compassionate ,their anesthesiologist Travis was great as well as Ladina their nurse in pre op was very talented and skilled. I am very satisfied!

R. Chavez Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Sweatt

Wish I could have received some help. It made me feel blamed for something I needed help with. Got help someone else and they figured it was endocrine but at least try to help would have been ok.or refer give an option.

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Movva

AYTCH Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Parupudi

AmandaFlannery Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Pilla

Natalie May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Alvarez

Yes i recomend this dr he moved so fast and saved my life, his staff was so kind and im so glad i called him even during cov19 pull pulled out all the stops to get my surgery done.

Pandora Lattie May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Dabaghi

Very pleasant all things considered I trust the man with my life

Steven Schultz May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Willis

1 star review is to much for this quack, this dr. Blinded me

Jeff May 08 2020

Review for Dr. El Annan

DOCTOR GARGES LISTENS TO THE PATIENT NEEDS. The staff is very friendly.

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Garges

fantastic great DR the staff is always nice to me

Bobby Johnson Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Chedid

He has amazing bed side manor. He save my life. Blessing from God.

Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Rutledge

He is very thorough in his exam and makes sure you understand what is going on.

Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Cheng

Great Dr

Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Chedid

Betty Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Rashidi

She is a great Doctor!!

Martínez Liz Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Way

Friendly and helpful staff.

Charlotte Tyler Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sweatt

I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Coulter. The staff was nice and helpful. Dr. Coulter sat down and went over every aspect of my care. She was nice but firm she really cares about her patients. I would refer all my family and friends to her.

Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Coulter

Dr. Pilla is fantastic! Very knowledgable, explains things well. Very calm in the delivery which was so great. Honored all of our wishes. She really cares about each and every patient. Would highly recommend!

A Maz Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Pilla

Dr Gonzalez saw my wife. My wife has been previously diagnosed with RA. Dr Gonzalez told my wife she had nothing but tennis elbow. He did not do any bloodwork. This Doctor is a menace.

Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzalez

My visit was very pleasant. Staff was great and Dr. was very in tuned to my needs. I would recommend.

Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hussein

Does not communicate well after 8+ yrs as a patient with satisfactory doctor/patient relationship. Rescheduled appointments upon arrival with P.A. rather than seeing my Primary Care Physician.

Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sierpina

Professional, thorough re health history. Schedule follow-up visits every 6 - 12 months as required. Dr. Goodwin is a physician I have every confidence in recommending.

Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Goodwin

My wife was referred to dr ramer. Before my wife was seen by ramer, my wife could hear dr ramer and an intern talking about her. They were saying my wife was a hypochondriac and then basically wasted my wife’s time and money. In any case, this dr is too old to be practicing medicine.

Getz Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Raimer

THE BEST AND I WANT HER BACK AT UTMB.

Sandra Roberts Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Group

Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. McDonald

HE IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR.

Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Garges

Dr Attar is extremely compassionate , and interested in me . ( as a patient ). Has highest recommendation.

Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Attar

Monk Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. Arboleda

Outstanding doctor. Shameful for reviewing without seeing him. Check his reviews and comments at utmb.edu he is 5 stars!

Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Vizzeri

Dr. Kelly is an excellent communicator, thorough in his explanations and a pleasant person to interact.

Dec 31 2019

Review for Dr. Kelley

Eduvina v Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Pilla

Dr. Garges is very knowledgeable, thorough and finally properly diagnosed and repaired the problems that other doctors failed at.

Dec 25 2019

Review for Dr. Garges

Josh Dec 23 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Dec 19 2019

Review for Dr. Reep

Phillip MI Tussing Dec 16 2019

Review for Dr. Garges

Dr.Goodwin recently removed some growths from my scalp. I was nervous leading up to it, but Doctor Goodwin made it feel as natural as meeting up with childhood friends and as comfortable as waiting on a pot of gumbo cooking in my Grand mother's kitchen.

CLINT B. Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Super friendly and knowledgeable. Made me feel very comfortable. Easy on the eyes too.

Daniel Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Wilson

Always takes his time to hear your problem(s). I didn’t feel like a another number or a $. Caring, friendly and very smart. Will go back if I have any other issues.

DWH Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

A very knowledgeable doctor who has helped me deal with countless conditions and issues. He is a very kind and courteous person who takes his time to make sure his patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Highly recommended!!

Taylor Hinton Dec 07 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Couldn’t ask for a better doctor. He took his time and made me feel very comfortable. I have been seeing Dr. Goodwin for several years for a variety of issues and he has helped every time. Would highly recommend.

Daniel Dec 07 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Dr. Richardson is very professional, informative & compassionate. I give her the HIGHEST of recommendations...4 million ?????

RhondaTausend Dec 07 2019

Review for Dr. Richardson

Dr. Garges is an excellent doctor. He spent time with my husband and me explaining my lumbar spine condition. My surgery was a success and be corrected the condition. I would recommend Dr. Garges.

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Garges

Dr. Goodwin is caring and kind. I’m thankful for his wonderful service!

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Dr. Goodwin is the BEST! He is so very patient and kind and you can see that he truly cares about his patients. My family is so happy to have found him!

Lauren Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Very tentative to my concerns and very personable. I highly recommend!

Katherine Harvell Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

Simpy the best!

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

After spending a year and many tests, his diagnosis was acid reflux. I had already be diagnosed with asthma. During that year he never touched me, not to listen to my heart, lungs, nothing. Find another doctor.

Dec 03 2019

Review for Dr. Calhoun

Joey B Nov 24 2019

Review for Dr. Khan

It was great. Only waited 10-15min and Dr. Goodwin was very thorough and answered all of my questions. Definitely would recommend

Mark Nov 23 2019

Review for Dr. Goodwin

DDobson Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Charafeddine

I met Dr. Patankar in the ER. After his great bedside manner and knowledge of my disease I decided to take him on as my PCP. He is an awesome caring doctor

Whitney Marie Turner Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Patankar

Robert Barnett Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Mathis

K Falls Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Sweatt

She is amazing! She listens, takes her time with you in the treatment room, and honestly cares about you as a person! So glad I found her:)

Gail Viel Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Bell-Gray

Outstanding patient care, truly cares for his patients and is a excellent Dr.

A.Lopez Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Reinertson

Excellent, empathetic and caring doctor. Excellent staff.

Richard E. Martin Nov 08 2019

Review for Dr. Hughes

Right carotid artery severed along with permanent vocal cord damage.

Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Fankhauser

She is rude, her office is ran like an urgent care center. She don’t like to follow up continues issues. She only like minor visits. Her MA Carmen has a nice nasty attitude. The doctor don’t look at your chart she just comes in a runs her big mouth. She always talks down on your weight.

Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Hussein

Dr. Group is an angel. I have had several issues and Dr. Group worked tirelessly to find the answer to my problem d and heal my issues. She is one of the best!!!!

Marilyn Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Group

Nice guy and a dedicated professional. He is easy to talk to and addresses your concerns.

Tropicalspeed Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Qureshi

She takes wonderful care of me. She doesn't hesitate to call me if any labs or tests are out of range and refers me out to appropriate external care

John RN Nov 01 2019

Review for Dr. Mikkilineni

She’s a very bad listener she doesn’t care about you she doesn’t do what you ask her to do with getting referrals and prescriptions out a horrible doctor she should not even be in this Kind of profession!

Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Coulter

Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Coulter

Dr. khan is a cornea specialist. My regular eye doctor sent me to him because he’s the expert and he was able to figure out what was wrong with my eyes and now I can see better and my eyes feel so much better. I am very happy I went to Dr. Khan!

M Jennings Oct 27 2019

Review for Dr. Khan

Jimmy A. McDaniel Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Charafeddine

An excellent "PROFESSIONAL" doctor with superb knowledge and bed manners. He is compassionate and a credit to Methodist Hospital. Dr. Attar left me with the feeling that I could call him a friend.

Thomas Salem Oct 21 2019

Review for Dr. Attar

Dr. C was very professional and thorough in his explanations and initial questions, as was the office staff.

Oct 17 2019

Review for Dr. Charafeddine

Never on time..always over an hour wait without being informed. Zero respect for patients time or other doctors when we have another appointment after him

Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Sweatt

Wonderful physician who listens to patients and takes time to answer questions.

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Mrazek

Very Good Doctor

OLGA PHILP Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Dabaghi

Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Pilla

If you want to sit in his office for hours on end after your scheduled appointment time by all means book an appointment!

Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Garges

Dr. Kosty did my elbow surgery in 2000. I was and remain very pleased with the outcome, and with his professionalism and knowledge. I've relocated out of state and I sure hope if I ever need an orthopedic surgeon I can find one here just like him

Jerri K McCoy Sep 26 2019

Review for Dr. Kosty

His “assessment” was 30 seconds in my room barely looked at me, asked no questions, discharged me with medicine for a condition I have never been diagnosed with.

Sep 22 2019

Review for Dr. Kim

Mike Duncan Sep 22 2019

Review for Dr. Attar

He is very knowledgeable and patient. He helped me with discount of getting 1 pair of glasses free and the second set half price. He had test run to check for all eye issues.

Susan Rice Sep 21 2019

Review for Dr. Fradkin

Dr Alawin was amazing when caring for my mother at UTMB. So very compassionate and always took the time to explain things clearly. He will always hold a special place in my heart.

Michelle Karsten Sep 21 2019

Review for Dr. Alawin

Excellent! Did wonders for me! Thankyou Dr. Yacob, you are sorely missed!

James L. Conner Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. Yacob

If you want your life ruined, have her do your surgery.

Sep 07 2019

Review for Dr. Stephenson

Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Malone

We met with Dr Darling one time, and he was great as a second opinion. Dr Darling was very easy to talk to, and gave very straight-forward advice for my son's tonsillectomy.

Steph Aug 25 2019

Review for Dr. Darling

Dr. Malone is wonderful! She does an excellent job of explaining things, she's exceptionally personable, and is always punctual. I have seen her for a couple of different procedures and have been amazed by the results. You are in the best of hands with Dr. Malone. I highly recommend her.

Aug 16 2019

Review for Dr. Malone

An excellent doctor and an excellent human being.

Paulina in El Salvador - Aug 14 2019

Review for Dr. Attar

Dr. Garges was extremely professional, honest.

Aug 01 2019

Review for Dr. Garges

Cathy Montz Jul 15 2019

Review for Dr. Dauterive

Jennifer G Jul 06 2019

Review for Dr. Carayannopoulos

Dr. Vogel has been my primary care doctor doctor got over 20 years. She is caring and knowledgeable. She addresses my complex condition with professionalism. She has never failed me.

Ron E in Houston, TX - Jul 01 2019

Review for Dr. Vogel

On a good ship here, I like the way things operate!! - D. Hebert

Jun 21 2019

Review for Dr. Sweatt

I have been going to see Dr. Veselka for a long time now. I have no complaints. I am a 68 year old male with heart problems. His referals to other doctors have been great. I feel great. Thank you Dr. Veselka.

Glenn Alexander Jun 19 2019

Review for Dr. Veselka

Very kind and knowledgeable, has gone above and beyond dealing with my schedule.

Joy Jun 14 2019

Review for Dr. Raheem

EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND STAFF.

Ryan Bond Jun 08 2019

Review for Dr. Garges

Dr. Reep is the best. His bedside manners, experience, and the fact that he shows genuine concern for his patients makes him a winner in my book

League City, TX - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Reep

I love Dr. Kochar. She is so knowledgeable and caring. I feel she is the best doctor in UTMB.

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Kochar

Location

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555