ARLINGTON, Texas — Seven Texas Health hospitals received A grades for patient safety, according to national performance measures from the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, published by The Leapfrog Group.
The Leapfrog organization uses publicly available quality and safety measures, as well as a demonstrated strong leadership commitment to creating a safe care environment for patients, to come up with the letter grades, which range from A to F.
"At Texas Health, patient safety is our top priority, and we're constantly working to reduce harm," said Sheri Winsper, M.S.N., R.N., MSHA, Hospital Channel chief quality officer. "We have numerous safety programs in place to help us reach our goal of zero harm, including Reliable Care BlueprintingTM, the Reliability Coach program and our Error Prevention Tools. "
Making the grade
Texas Health hospitals that received A grades are:
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
- Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, a joint venture
Four other Texas Health hospitals received a B.
When considering Texas Health's wholly owned hospitals, 46 percent achieved an A, while nationally, only 32 percent of the more than 2,600 hospitals scored were ranked A. Texas Health Specialty Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman were not included in the ratings due to low volumes. Individual hospital scores can be viewed on the Hospital Safety Score website.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.