University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average


University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston is a medical facility located in Galveston, TX. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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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

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

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

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

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or 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
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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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73%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend
2% 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%76%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%75%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%83%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%51%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%61%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%67%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%80%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Garges and his staff are always so accommodating and they really take the time to listen to EVERY patient. I could not ask for a better surgeon and office staff.

Sep 21 2021

Review for Dr. Garges

Dr. Merkley is an arrogant rude man

Browning Biles Sep 17 2021

Review for Dr. Merkley

Dr. Herndon did a great job with my first ever health exam. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He was also kind and friendly. All of the staff was great.

Sep 13 2021

Review for Dr. Herndon

It took me a while to find a doctor that made me feel comfortable and welcome! Dr. Herndon as well as his staff are awesome, they listen and give the best advice. Dr. Herndon really strives to give the best care possible to each of his patients.

Sep 11 2021

Review for Dr. Herndon

The staff is amazing. The doctor is awesome for what he does. I am 100 percent better after the surgery. Could not ask for anything better then this.

Sep 10 2021

Review for Dr. Garges

Location

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555

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