New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall was one of 798 hospitals in the United States and one of 68 in Texas to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

 “Safety is the foundation of so many of our initiatives especially on our journey of being deemed a High Reliability Organization (HRO)”.  Our staff and physicians eagerly embrace those principles; pursuing additional education and training related to the provision of safe, effective and satisfactory care in an HRO culture.” says Kerry Baucom, Senior Director of Quality, Safety and Risk.”  “The attention they have given to this initiative has been gratifying.”

 Texas Health Rockwall has routinely received an A in patient safety each year.  To see full list of awards and recognitions please visit our website at http://www.texashealthrockwall.com/about-us/

 The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. To see Texas Health Rockwall’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org