CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety May 16, 2016

TYLER, TX – New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Mother Frances Hospital Tyler was one of 798 hospitals in the country and one of only 68 in Texas to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“To be recognized with an ‘A’ by Leapfrog is an honor we are very proud to receive,” said John McGreevy, Chief Executive Officer, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler. “Without the tireless dedication of the medical staff, physicians and all our employees over the course of many years, this honor would not be possible. Earning recognition for our safety is a wonderful indication of the commitment Mother Frances exhibits toward our mission to enhance community health through service with compassion, excellence and efficiency.”

“Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern of our health care leaders. Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

“Patient Safety is a critical component of our care at Trinity Mother Frances,” said Fadi Nasrallah, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Quality Officer. “Our entire medical staff and every member of our team give their all every day to ensure that our patients are cared for in the safest environment possible, and we will continue to build upon this success and seek to continually improve patient safety at Trinity Mother Frances.”