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Houston Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Warner Robins, GA --The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Houston Medical Center 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.

“The employees, staff, and physicians at Houston Medical Center are dedicated to taking care of our patients and their family members each day,” stated Charles Briscoe, Chief Operating Officer for Houston Healthcare. “We are pleased to again be recognized with an “A” for patient safety. As healthcare continues to evolve, we must continue to provide our community and those around us with the same quality care they have come to expect. The commitment starts from our Board Members and cascades down to each person in our organization.”

“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 approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

To see Houston Medical Center’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.