For the fifth time, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South earned an “A” grade for patient safety, according to the Spring 2015 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.
Texas Health Huguley Hospital President and CEO Ken Finch said, “Our fifth ‘A’ in patient safety demonstrates our continued commitment to putting the highest priority on patient safety and quality improvement with every patient, every day. This national recognition, along with our recent accreditations by The Joint Commission, the Emergency Center of Excellence and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, shows that our outstanding patient safety record has grown even more robust.”
Nationally, only about a third of the 2,500 hospitals scored were ranked “A.”
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.
Individual hospital scores can be viewed at the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.