For the third year, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South earned an “A” grade for patient safety, according to the latest Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group. The organization used publicly available quality and safety measures, as well as leadership commitment to creating a safe environment for patients, to come up with the letter grades.
Nationally, only about a third of the 2,522 hospitals scored were ranked “A.” Twelve Texas Health Resources hospitals received the top grade, including Texas Health Huguley Hospital.
Texas Health Huguley Hospital President and CEO Ken Finch said, “Patient care and safety is our highest priority with every patient, every day. Our remarkable patient safety record has grown even stronger with programs including computerized physician order entry and hourly rounding. Our physicians, nurses and other caregivers make sure our patients receive the best evidence-based medical care delivered with compassion.”
The Leapfrog Group bases the Hospital Safety Score on national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
“The rankings represent our commitment to making patient safety and quality improvement top priorities,” said Linda Gerbig, senior vice president of performance and quality outcomes for Texas Health. “We’re pleased to be recognized on a national level for our efforts.”
Individual hospital scores can be viewed at the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.