Recognitions & Awards

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval Award

American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Trauma Center

The only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana, the Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center continues a long history of providing care to critically injured trauma patients.

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Accredited Center of Comprehensive Care for Pulmonary Hypertension

The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at UMC New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), becoming the state’s first Center of Comprehensive Care for the rare and complex condition that affects the arteries in the lungs and heart.

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Accreditation for the Center of Comprehensive Care for Pulmonary Hypertension

Certified Primary Stroke Center

UMC New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms. Strokes affect over 795,000 people each year and is the #1 cause of severe disability throughout the United States.

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Commission on Cancer Accredited Cancer Program

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer (ACS-COC), the Cancer Center at UMC New Orleans (UMCNO) offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.

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Get With The Guidelines-Silver Plus Stroke Honor Roll Elite

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Designated Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

UMC has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA). The program recognizes institutions that achieve standards established by the CDC for programs led by ID physicians and ID-trained pharmacists.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Award