NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2022) – Ten Ardent-affiliated hospitals have received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for fall 2022, including:
- Bailey Medical Center (Owasso, Oklahoma)
- BSA Hospital (Amarillo, Texas)
- Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center (Westwood, New Jersey)
- Hillcrest Medical Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
- Lovelace Regional Hospital (Roswell, New Mexico)
- Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (Harker Heights, Texas)
- The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus (Topeka, Kansas)
- UT Health Athens (Athens, Texas)
- UT Health Henderson (Henderson, Texas)
- UT Health North Campus Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
This national distinction celebrates Ardent’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“We are honored to once again receive this recognition for meeting the highest level of patient safety,” said Ardent Health Services President and CEO Marty Bonick. “This achievement underscores our commitment to creating a strong culture of safety anchored by a focus on quality, training and evidence-based protocols that support the delivery of consistently safe and appropriate care to patients across the communities we serve.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”