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PLANO, TEXAS, MAY 8, 2014 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano 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 Plano.

“Texas Health Plano is proud to be a recipient of an A rating from The Leapfrog Group this measuring period, as well as in the previous four periods,” Stephen Hadzima, M.D., chief medical officer of the hospital, said. “We are one of only 251 hospitals nationwide to achieve this.  We have a commitment to following evidence based medicine, providing high quality care and adhering to safe medical practice.”

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 www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

“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 www.TexasHealth.org/Quality-Reports to view the report.

For more information, visit www.TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Plano

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano

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 TexasHealth.org.

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Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

 

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