May 10, 2022
Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast have earned an “A” for the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade a national distinction recognizing achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“At HCA Houston Healthcare, we exist to give patients a healthier tomorrow and their safety is our top priority,” said Mujtaba Ali-Khan, DO, chief medical officer at HCA Houston Healthcare. “It is an honor for these hospitals to receive this recognition, especially after facing the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Through it all, our medical staff and care teams have remained committed to following best practices that help us continually deliver higher-quality and safe 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 over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries 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 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast for their sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. These communities should be proud.”
To see HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook, and via its newsletter.