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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

11/26/2018




Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

HOUSTON, November 8, 2018 – Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes these three medical institutions’  efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Baylor St. Luke's also received an 'A' grade in spring 2018.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization 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 hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.  

"We are honored to have received an 'A' grade for patient safety at three of our Houston area hospitals, said Dr. Doug Lawson, CEO of  CHI Texas Division. "This award is demonstrative of our extraordinary commitment to compassionate, quality healthcare and patient safety.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport were among 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.  

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