Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Earns Another ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This recognition marks the fifth time this premier health care facility has received a top score since the hospital opened in June 2017 — earning a straight ‘A’ since fall 2019.
“Receiving an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for the fifth consecutive time since Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital initially opened in 2017 is validation of our commitment to providing unparalleled safety and quality to every patient entrusted to our care,” said Debbie Sukin, CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital and regional senior vice president, Houston Methodist. “This achievement reflects the dedication of our physicians and staff as they work to ensure we continue to lead medicine by keeping patient safety at the forefront of all we do.”
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
About Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Montgomery County and the north Houston region by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, service and innovation. The growing campus offers 187 beds and access to the most innovative care available, including comprehensive cancer care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiology, emergency care and advanced imaging. Houston Methodist The Woodlands is recognized as a comprehensive stroke center and an orthopedic center of excellence by DNV GL Health Care; and designated as a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. In 2019, the hospital broke ground on a $250 million dollar expansion project that will add 100 beds and expand the emergency center, heart center, endoscopy center and childbirth center. The project will be completed in early 2022.