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Published on May 16, 2016

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

 

TYLER, TX – New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Mother Frances Hospital Tyler was one of 798 hospitals in the country and one of only 68 in Texas to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

 

“To be recognized with an ‘A’ by Leapfrog is an honor we are very proud to receive,” said John McGreevy, Chief Executive Officer, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler. “Without the tireless dedication of the medical staff, physicians and all our employees over the course of many years, this honor would not be possible. Earning recognition for our safety is a wonderful indication of the commitment Mother Frances exhibits toward our mission to enhance community health through service with compassion, excellence and efficiency.”

 

“Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern of our health care leaders. Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

 

“Patient Safety is a critical component of our care at Trinity Mother Frances,” said Fadi Nasrallah, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Quality Officer. “Our entire medical staff and every member of our team give their all every day to ensure that our patients are cared for in the safest environment possible, and we will continue to build upon this success and seek to continually improve patient safety at Trinity Mother Frances.”

 

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully

 

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transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA.

 

To see Trinity Mother Frances’ full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

 

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About CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System includes the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Tyler, Jacksonville and Winnsboro, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HEALTHSOUTH, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multi-specialty medical group, with more than 330 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 36 specialties in 31 locations serving East Texas. For more information on services available through CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, visit christustmf.org

 

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Reviewed by Will Knous on May 16, 2016