Texoma Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Texoma Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Texoma Medical Center is Nationally Recognized with a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A for Fall 2018Texoma Medical Center (TMC) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Texoma Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. 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 proud to once again be the only hospital in the Texoma region to achieve an ‘A’ rating for patient safety from Leapfrog,” says Ron Seal, Chief Executive Officer, Texoma Medical Center. “The rating demonstrates our continual focus on delivering safe and exceptional patient care.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Texoma Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "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. 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.

Texoma Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an 'A' in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see TMC’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.