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Texas Health Allen Earns Top Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group
10/29/2013

ALLEN, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen earned an “A” grade 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 grade.

Nationally, only about a third of the 2,539 hospitals scored were ranked “A.” Eleven Texas Health Resources hospitals received the top grade, including Texas Health Allen.

“Our Leapfrog score reflects the strong commitment to patient safety that is integral to our culture at Texas Health Allen,” said Dr. Robert Schwab, chief medical officer at Texas Health Allen. “An achievement like this can only happen through strong, focused teamwork by the doctors, nurses, staff, and administration. We are proud to receive this recognition.”

“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."

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member 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 Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Allen.

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 24 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 hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, 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.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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