HCA Gulf Coast
June 14, 2023

Five facilities nationally recognized for top performance in patient safety 

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare is proud to announce the following five hospitals received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2023 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers: 

This national distinction celebrates these hospitals’ achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The newly-released grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic. 

“At HCA Houston Healthcare, we are committed to delivering superior, patient-centered care to every patient on every visit,” said Andrew E. Moore, M.D., chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “The incredible work being recognized by our hospital teams in service to their communities is simply remarkable, especially following a tremendously turbulent time in healthcare. I commend our medical staff and care teams for their unwavering commitment to institute the best practices that drive the highest quality care to our patients.” 

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 more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. 

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But these hospitals received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.” 

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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. 

To see the five HCA Houston Healthcare hospitals’ full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for their newsletter