Nacogdoches Medical Center nationally recognized with 12th consecutive ‘A’ for spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeApr 28, 2021
Nacogdoches, Texas – Nacogdoches Medical Center (NMC) has earned another ‘A’ grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety survey, a national distinction recognizing NMC’s achievements providing safer health care. It is the 12th consecutive ‘A’ ranking for NMC. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients.
“We are so proud to again achieve an ‘A’ rating recognizing our continuous commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care,” said Jeff Patterson, NMC Health Network CEO. “This is a testament to the hard work and team effort going on in our hospital on behalf of our patients and the community.”
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Nacogdoches Medical Center for their tremendous dedication, to safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for NMC. They are role models in putting patients first.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert council, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 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.
To see NMC’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.