Resolute Baptist Hospital is one of only two Texas hospitals to receive national ‘Top General Hospital’ Award for safetyFeb 21, 2022
(New Braunfels, TX) – The New Braunfels community has one of the nation’s top hospitals when it comes to keeping patients safe. Resolute Baptist Hospital in New Braunfels announced that it is one of 149 hospitals nationwide to receive a “Top Hospital Award” and one of only two hospitals in Texas to receive the award in the Top General Hospital Award category from the Leapfrog Group, the nation’s most competitive recognition for excellence in hospital safety and quality.
Data from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey is used to identify the top hospitals and selection was based on excellence in upholding quality standards across several areas of patient care. This includes medication safety, surgery outcomes, and infection rates, among many other patient priorities.
The Top Hospitals are recognized in four categories: Top General Hospitals (46 recipients), Top Rural Hospitals (23 recipients), Top Teaching Hospitals (72 recipients), and Top Children’s Hospitals (8 recipients). Resolute Health Hospital was honored in the Top General Hospitals category.
Mark Bernard, president of Resolute Baptist Hospital, said he is very proud of the hospital staff who make it their mission to keep their patients safe every day. “The New Braunfels community deserves the safest care for their loved ones. Our staff members are here to protect our patients and provide high quality compassionate care to all who walk through our doors. They take pride in their healthcare calling,” Bernard said.
Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group said the 2021 Top Hospitals have truly set themselves apart when it comes to dedication to their patients.
“American hospitals continue to face unprecedented challenges this year due to the pandemic, and Leapfrog is honored to recognize those that continue to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety with the Top Hospital Award,” Binder said. “We congratulate the physicians, nurses, and all clinicians as well as the staff, volunteers, and leadership who made patient safety their priority,” she said.
The other Texas hospital earning a Top Hospital Award is North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, which is also part of the Baptist Health System.
- To learn more about the Leapfrog Group, visit https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/.
- To see the methodology for awarding Top Hospitals across the nation, visit https://www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals
- To see a full list of the nation’s Top Hospital awardees in the four categories, visit https://www.leapfroggroup.org/ratings-reports/top-hospitals