CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 16, 2019
Tyler, Texas – 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
. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler was one of the nation’s elite hospitals awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row.
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. According to Johns Hopkins, over 50,000 lives could be saved if all hospitals performed at the level of A graded hospitals.
“There is nothing more important that patient safety at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler,” said Jason Proctor, Ministry President CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler, Jacksonville and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “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 consistently focus on patient safety at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and in CHRISTUS facilities across the region.”
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
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.