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Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South Receives 11th “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Safety Guide

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C. based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Texas Health Huguley was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D, or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“Although we have earned the nation’s top distinction in patient safety for the eleventh time, we never take patient safety and quality for granted.  The award belongs to every one of our team members who makes safety the first priority, day in and day out,” said Vice President of Patient Care Services Tammy Ellis, RN, FACHE. “These quality scores plus our excellent patient experience demonstrate our unfailing commitment to treating each person like the one we love the most.”

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.” 

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Texas Health Huguley’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on  Twitter and Facebook.