Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Houston Methodist Clear Lake’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.


The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.


“Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital has once again earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score for Fall 2021. This exceptional rating is the result of all our medical staff and employee’s dedication to providing unparalleled safety, quality, and service by keeping our patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. I could not be prouder of this result. Especially in such an unprecedented year battling COVID-19.” Said Dan Newman, CEO of Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital.


”We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Houston Methodist Clear Lake. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”


Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.


Visit hospitalsafetygrade.org to see Houston Methodist Clear Lake’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital.


For more information about Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/clearlake or call 281.333.8899 to find a doctor in your area.