Recognitions & Awards

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

University Medical Center (University Medical Center) 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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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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American Burn Association Verified Burn Center

Verification from the American Burn Center signifies that the University Medical Center Burn Center has met the highest current standards for the burn-injured patient.

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Accredited Center of Comprehensive Care for Pulmonary Hypertension

The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center 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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Certified Primary Stroke Center

University Medical Center 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 University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.

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Accredited by the American College of Radiology

University Medical Center's Radiation Oncology, MRI, PET, CT, Mammography, and Ultrasound services are accredited in by the American College of Radiology, recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.

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2021 Get With The Guidelines® Award

University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus, Target Stroke Honor Roll, Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. This recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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.

NICHE Member Hospital

University Medical Center is a member of Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), an international nursing education and consultation program dedicated to enhancing the care of older adults. This designation demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality care for patients ages 65 and older.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Award

Designated Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

University Medical Center 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.
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