Resolute Baptist Hospital receives an ‘A’ third year in a row for patient safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeMay 25, 2018
New Braunfels, TX, April 24, 2018 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Resolute Baptist Hospital was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
Mark Bernard, President of Resolute Baptist Hospital, credits the staff for the achievement. “Because of the dedication and hard work of our nurses, physicians and staff, Resolute remains, for the third year in a row, among the nation’s safest hospitals,” Bernard said. “I am privileged to work with our Resolute team who are committed to every day to improving the health and well-being of our community,” he said.
Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, added, “This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Resolute Baptist Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.