USMD Holdings, Inc. ( NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated health system, announced today that both of its hospitals, USMD Hospital at Fort Worth and USMD Hospital at Arlington, have received a 2014 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award from the TMF Health Quality Institute. This award recognizes outstanding Texas hospitals for advancing their performance in key clinical areas designated as national health care priorities, and for performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care. USMD Hospital at Fort Worth earned a gold award and USMD Hospital at Arlington earned a silver award.

“At USMD, we are committed to providing high-quality patient care and it is great to see our team recognized for their hard work and commitment to our patients,” said John House, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of USMD Holdings. “These awards prove that our hospitals’ staff is committed to working together to better our organization. This is the kind of teamwork that results in better care for patients. We’re proud of our hospitals for this outstanding achievement.”

The prestigious Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards are presented every two years and this year’s awards were based on the hospitals’ 2012 and 2013 performance. The criteria for the awards include quality data reporting measures as well as readmissions measures. All acute care and critical access hospitals across the state were automatically included as participants in the 2012-2013 program. Out of the 393 facilities across the state of Texas, 33 earned a Texas Hospital Quality Improvement gold award, 45 earned a silver award, and 57 hospitals earned a bronze award.

For more information on the award program, including information about the award ceremony, visit the TMF Health Quality Institute Awards website at http://award.tmf.org.

About USMD Holdings, Inc.

USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led, integrated health system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients in just under 20 different specialties at its two hospitals, nine cancer treatment centers and nearly 70 physician clinics, many of which are multi-specialty. All 29 of USMD’s primary care clinics have been accredited by the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program, a recognition program that is part of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. This recognition means that USMD’s primary care clinics successfully display and utilize evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated patient care and long-term patient relationships. For more information about USMD, visit www.usmd.com.

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