Awards, Certifications, and Recognition

award-jointcThe Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission

Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission to see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® – the gold standard in health care and an internationally recognized symbol of quality.

Accreditation means that our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff:

Patient Centered Medical HomePatient-Centered Medical Home

The Family Medicine Center, Internal Medicine Clinic, Center for Diabetes Care, and Center for Healthy Aging at UT Health Science Center have received recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that UT Health Science Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.


The American Diabetes Association Recognized Education Program

UT Health Science Center has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.* Our Center for Diabetes provides two educational programs to help patients manage and treat diabetes. The Empower Diabetes Program is a series of classes that occur each spring, summer, fall, and winter, and the Diabetes Discussion Group meets once a month. Get more details about these two educational services.

*The American Diabetes Association Recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

awards-cocThe American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) recognizes this CoC-accredited cancer program for their voluntary commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care.

As a CoC-accredited cancer program, this institution demonstrates an important commitment to providing all patients with access to services they need from diagnoses through treatment, rehabilitation, and survivorship care. More than 1,500 U.S. cancer programs are CoC accredited.

awards-adaffwThe American Diabetes Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

The American Diabetes Association awards worksites that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, and promoting a wellness culture.