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11 Texas Health Resources Hospitals Earn Top Safety Grades From Leapfrog Group
10/24/2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — Eleven Texas Health Resources hospitals made “A” grades for patient safety, according to the latest Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group. The organization, a national watchdog on the quality and safety of hospital care, 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 2,539 hospitals scored were ranked “A.”

“As Texas Health carries out our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve, we place a high emphasis on the quality and safety of the care we deliver,” said Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer and senior executive vice president for Texas Health. “This means being transparent and accountable for our quality and safety. We welcome public report cards such as the Leapfrog rankings."

Texas Health hospitals that received “A” grades were:

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

Individual hospital scores can be viewed at the Hospital Safety Score website, hospitalsafetyscore.org.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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