Baptist Health System hospitals nationally recognized with A grades in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety ReportNov 18, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS November 13, 2019 – Baptist Health System hospitals have again been awarded ‘A’ grades in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail Baptist, North Central Baptist and St. Luke’s Baptist hospitals each earned the A rankings in the most recent review period.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“It’s rewarding to know that the work accomplished in our hospitals every day to protect the safety of our patients and improve the quality of care we provide is top grade,” said Matt Stone, Baptist Health System Group CEO.“
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“Hospitals receiving an ‘A’ show us their leadership in protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A,” she said.
To see Baptist Health System’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Groupis a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.About Baptist Health System
Baptist Health System is a Community Built on Care. A trusted provider of hospital, health and wellness services in San Antonio and South/Central Texas, the system includes six acute-care hospitals (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital and St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, and Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels), which offer more than 1,700 licensed beds. The hospitals have all earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation and Primary Stroke Center Certification. St. Luke’s Baptist is a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The system also includes the Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Orthopedic Hospital, Baptist Cancer Care Services and HealthLink fitness and physical rehabilitation centers. Other affiliated entities include seven MedPost Urgent Care Centers, seven Baptist Emergency Hospitals, the Baptist Physician Network, Baptist M&S Imaging Centers, ambulatory services, medical office buildings and the Baptist School of Health Professions. Baptist Health System is a Community Built on Care. It is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation based out of Dallas, Texas. Learn more at baptisthealthsystem.com.