Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South Receives 10th “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Safety Guide
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South was one of 77 out of 210 Texas hospitals awarded an "A" for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
"Although we have earned the nation's top distinction in patient safety for the tenth 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."
"It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An 'A' Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Texas Health Huguley for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first."
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.