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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

ALLEN, TEXAS, MAY 8, 2014 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen earned an “A” grade for patient safety, according to the latest Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group. The organization used publicly available quality and safety measures, as well as leadership commitment to creating a safe environment for patients, to come up with the letter grades.

Nationally, only about a third of the 2,522 hospitals scored were ranked “A.” Twelve Texas Health Resources hospitals received the top grade, including Texas Health Allen.

“Receiving an A grade from Leapfrog indicates Texas Health Allen’s commitment to patient safety, and also indicates our ability to partner with our physicians and nurses in the provision of safe care,” Robert Schwab, M.D., chief medical officer at the hospital, said.   “Creating a safe environment for care requires strong teamwork, and we are very fortunate to have engaged physicians on our medical staff.”

The Leapfrog Group bases the Hospital Safety Score on national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

Individual hospital scores can be viewed at the Hospital Safety Score website at

“The rankings represent our commitment to making patient safety and quality improvement top priorities,” said Linda Gerbig, senior vice president of performance and quality outcomes for Texas Health. “We’re pleased to be recognized on a national level for our efforts.”

A national advocate for transparency and accountability in health care safety and quality, Texas Health on April 30 published its “Quality and Safety Report to the Community: A Transparent Report Card from Texas Health Resources.” Texas Health is the first health system in Texas and one of only a few in the U.S. that is publicly posting quality and safety data based on independent, nationally recognized clinical indicators. Go to to view the report.

For more information about Texas Health Allen, visit

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit

About Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources.  It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit


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