Nine Acute Care Hospitals Nationally Recognized With an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade2020-06-22T19:46:55+00:00

Nine Acute Care Hospitals Nationally Recognized With an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

UHS is proud to announce that nine Acute Care hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

Congratulations to:

  • Aiken Regional Medical Centers
  • Henderson Hospital
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center
  • South Texas Health System Edinburg
  • South Texas Health System Heart
  • South Texas Health System McAllen
  • St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
  • Temecula Valley Hospital
  • Texoma Medical Center
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“This national distinction recognizes our hospitals for providing safer healthcare,” said Marvin Pember, President of the Acute Care Division. “Thank you for being the model of how we can protect our patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.”

“Thank you for being the model of how we can protect our patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.”

Marvin Pember

President, Acute Care Division

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer at these nine hospitals. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“I would also like to acknowledge the seven hospitals who received a ‘B’ grade — Doctors Hospital of Laredo, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Valley Hospital Medical Center and Wellington Regional Medical Center,” said Pember.