CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs’ achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital 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 the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“I know I speak for everyone at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs when I say just how proud we are to receive an ‘A’ rating in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. It means so much to everyone here working hard, it means even more to the patients we treat. This is the fourth consecutive ‘A’ rating this team has earned, which is a testament to their continued dedication to excellence and to the safety of every patient who depends on us for their care!” said Paul Harvey, President/CEO, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
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 2,700 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.
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs was awarded an “A” grade when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs’ full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.