PLANO, TEXAS – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has 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 one-third of the 2,520 hospitals earned an “A.” Ten Texas Health Resources hospitals received the top grade, including Texas Health Plano.
“We are honored to have received an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group for the sixth time,” said Mike Evans, R.N., M.S., president at Texas Health Plano. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader in patient safety, which is a reflection of the close collaboration among our nurses, clinicians, physicians on the medical staff and support services, and their constant focus on safety and quality.”
“This score represents 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.”
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.
A national advocate for transparency and accountability in health care safety and quality, Texas Health in April 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 and safety data based on independent, nationally recognized clinical indicators. Go to www.TexasHealth.org/Quality-Reports to view the report.
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.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.
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