Tyler, TX, December 17, 2019 – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality. The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from The Leapfrog Group.
“Being singled out as a ‘Top Hospital’ by Leapfrog is a wonderful recognition of our dedication to patient safety and providing care of the highest quality at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System,” said Hampton Williams, M.D., Interim Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “Every member of our team gives their all every day to ensure that our patients are cared for in the safest environment possible and receive care recognized nationally for its excellence. We are thankful for this honor and will strive to build upon this success and continually improve safety and quality at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System.”
About 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler received a Top General distinction. A total of 120 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
- 10 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 37 Top General Hospitals
- 18 Top Rural Hospitals
- 55 Top Teaching Hospitals
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Tyler and Northeast Texas community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.