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 an assessment of leadership commitment to creating a safe environment for patients, to come up with the letter grades.
Nationally, only about one-third of the 2,500 hospitals scored were ranked “A.” Seven Texas Health Resources hospitals received the top grade, including Texas Health Allen.
“On behalf of the leadership at Texas Health Allen, I want to thank all of the physicians on the medical staff and care team members for their dedication to patient safety, this rating is a direct result of the high-level of care they provide on a daily basis,” said Robert Schwab, M.D., chief medical officer at the hospital. “Patient safety is a core value for us, and we are committed to continuing to provide exceptional care.”
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm, according to The Leapfrog Group.
Individual hospital scores can be viewed at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
A national advocate for transparency and accountability in health care safety and quality, Texas Health last year published its “Quality and Safety Report to the Community: A Transparent Report Card from Texas Health Resources.” Texas Health was the first health system in Texas, and one of only a few in the U.S., that is publicly posting quality, safety and patient satisfaction data, including HCAHPS scores. The Texas Health scorecards are based on independent, nationally recognized clinical indicators.
Go to www.TexasHealth.org/Quality-Reports to view the report.
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 emergency services, orthopedic care, cardiac rehab, digestive health, wound care and women’s services. 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 www.TexasHealth.org/Allen.