CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Nationally Recognized with ‘A’ For Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade November 15, 2019

Tyler, TX – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler was awarded an ‘A’ in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This is the 12th ‘A’ rating for patient safety received by the Tyler hospital.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Patient Safety is at the core of our care at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System because it is the bedrock of our commitment to our patients and their health,” said Hampton Williams, M.D., Interim Chief Medical Officer. “Our entire medical staff, providers, nurses and every Associate focus each day on ensuring our patients are cared for in the safest environment possible. We are appreciative of this recognition and are dedicated to building upon this success continually improving patient safety at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System.”

“Earning our 12th ‘A’ patient safety grade by Leapfrog is an honor we are very proud to receive – not because of the award itself, but because of what it means to the people of this community that trust their care and their loved ones to us,” said Jason Proctor, Ministry President and Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “Earning recognition for our safety is a wonderful indication of the commitment CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler exhibits toward our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ toward Northeast Texas.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.