Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital earns ninth “A” in a row for patient safety
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, recently released the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was one of 855 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognizes hospitals like Houston Methodist Sugar Land 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 a year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“Patient safety is central to our mission, and we are proud of our results,” said Chris Siebenaler, regional senior vice president and chief executive officer at Houston Methodist Sugar Land. “Our success depends on the daily actions of our physicians, nurses, technicians and other staff members. Receiving our ninth consecutive ‘A’ grade since 2014 shows that we are making a significant difference in keeping our patients safe while under our care.”
Visit hospitalsafetygrade.org to see Houston Methodist Sugar Land’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital.