FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eleven Ardent Health Services Hospitals Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (December 7, 2021) – Eleven Ardent-affiliated hospitals received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021, including:
- Bailey Medical Center, Owasso, Oklahoma
- BSA Hospital, Amarillo, Texas
- Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center, Westwood, New Jersey
- Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Claremore, Oklahoma
- Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta, Henryetta, Oklahoma
- Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Lovelace Regional Hospital, Roswell, New Mexico
- Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, Harker Heights, Texas
- UT Health Henderson, Henderson, Texas
- UT Health North Campus Tyler, Tyler, Texas
- UT Health Tyler, Tyler, Texas
This national distinction recognizes their achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“We are extremely proud to have more than one-third of our hospitals recognized as national leaders in patient safety,” said Ardent President and CEO Marty Bonick. “This recognition underscores our commitment to providing high quality care with zero harm and errors.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade 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.
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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 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.
About Ardent Health Services
Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, focusing on evidence-based practices to improve quality care and patient outcomes. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 26,000 employees, including 1,200+ employed providers. Ardent is committed to fair and equitable treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or other identifiers. With a focus on quality improvement, 84 percent of Ardent facilities received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked in CMS’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating (January 2021) and 85 percent of Ardent hospitals received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of "A" or "B" for Fall 2021, compared to 58 percent of ranked hospitals. Five Ardent hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2021- the thirteenth consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list.