Local hospital in ‘A’ league for patient safety

November 22, 2015 by  

The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization that evaluates hospitals, announced on November 2 that each of Memorial Hermann Health System’s nine acute-care hospitals received an ‘A’ rating.

Katy residents can feel good knowing that their local hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy, earned the highest marks from the elite national ratings program, which confirms its strong commitment to the safety of its patients. The group’s Hospital Safety Score, administered by The Leapfrog Group is considered the patient safety rating gold standard. The country’s leading experts on patient safety are responsible for creating the scoring system used.

Hospitals have numerous uses for a stationery printing between forms, informative brochures, and employee booklet printing. Information such as receiving a Hospital Safety Score of ‘A’ is the sort of news a hospital wants to include in its literature.

The Hospital Safety Score is made up of 28 measures of hospital safety data. The measures, developed under the auspices of Leapfrog’s panel of Blue Ribbon Experts, is reduced down to a single letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ that represents a hospital’s ability to safeguard its patients’ health. More than 2,500 general hospitals in the U.S. were evaluated in October 2015 and given scores, of which 773 received an ‘A’.

In addition to a letter grade, healthcare consumers can look up a detailed analysis of a hospital’s score.