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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Again Earns an “A” Patient Safety Score

Willowbrook, TX - 11/4/2013

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has again received an “A” Hospital Safety Score SM from The Leapfrog Group, an employer-based coalition advocating for improved transparency, quality, and safety in hospitals. The A, B, C, D or F scores are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Only 26 percent of hospitals in Texas and 32 percent of hospitals nationwide received an A rating.

The Hospital Safety Score is determined by hospitals’ performance on 28 safety measures using data from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Hospital Association’s annual survey. Scores are compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and are designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and senior vice president of Houston Methodist.

“This rating reaffirms our commitment to the community that we adhere to the highest standards of patient care, quality and service,” said Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and senior vice president of Houston Methodist. “We will remain focused on meeting and exceeding the expectations of each and every patient at our hospital to ensure the best possible care and experience.”

To see Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital’s scores as they compare locally and nationally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at hospitalsafetyscore.org. In addition to the A rating from The Leapfrog Group, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was recently named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® and Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for several conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical outcomes.

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About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women’s & Children’s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in Northwest Houston. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook.

To find a physician, call 281-737-2500.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

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