Recipient hospitals of Southwest Airlines Miles Into Smiles travel program have been announced for this year. The Miles Into Smiles program is Southwest Airlines’ Medical Transportation Grant Program.

Lubbock’s University Medical Center is the only West Texas hospital that has been selected a program recipient for this year. Other Texas hospitals include: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

The Miles Into Smiles program this year will provide more than $2.8 million dollars in free travel for patients and caregivers seeking medical treatment across the U.S.