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Awards and Recognitions

MU Health Care is proud to have received the following awards and recognitions. 

U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals

University of Missouri Health Care is the only hospital in Central Missouri to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report among top hospitals in the state for three consecutive years. University of Missouri Health Care was deemed high-performing in eight adult specialty areas: diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology and urology.

US News and World Report Best Hospitals

UHC Quality Leadership Award

University of Missouri Health Care is ranked among the 12 top performing academic medical centers in the 2014 Quality and Accountability Study for delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable care. University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), a Chicago-based alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, awarded MU Health Care a 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Missouri Bariatric Service's surgical team not only meets the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Center of Excellence criteria, but is one of the top bariatric surgery teams in the nation.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Accreditation

Breast Accreditation 

Our breast care center has received full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This means our center is committed to the highest level of quality breast care and was awarded this accreditation by the American College of Surgeons.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Accredited Chest Pain Center

University Hospital’s speed and efficiency at treating patients with chest pain and heart attack symptoms has earned the hospital prestigious Cycle III accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Chest pain center accreditation logo.

Neuroscience Awards and Accreditations


The Missouri Stroke Program has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.       

The Missouri Stroke Program has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from Get With The Guidelines®, a hospital-based quality improvement program developed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The Missouri Stroke Program has also been named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.


The Missouri Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center.


ASGE Quality Recognition

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized MU Health Care’s Missouri Digestive Health Center with the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Quality Recognition Award.

The award recognizes endoscopy centers that promote quality and safety in accordance with ASGE guidelines.


Additional Awards and Recognitions





  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems’ re-accreditation of the Staff for Life Helicopter Service
  • Level I trauma center verification by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma
  • Missouri Quality Award