The University of Texas Medical Branch is the 4th highest ranked academic medical center in the United States.

Medical branch officials announced this week the organization had earned, for the second consecutive year, a prestigious national award for providing superior care to patients.

Out of 99 academic medical centers participating nationwide, the medical branch in Galveston ranked fourth, earning the 2018 Vizient Bernard A Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, handed out at the Oct. 4 Clinical Connections Summit in Las Vegas.

That places the medical branch alongside some of the top medical centers in the nation, including The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and New York University’s Langone Medical Center in New York City.

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