Oct. 31, 2017 (Houston, Texas) – HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast-affiliated Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital was awarded an “A” grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system.
The grade, along with those of other hospitals, was released today as part of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Cypress Fairbanks received an “A” grade for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients, one of only 832 hospitals nationwide that can make that claim.
“We are extremely proud of the top grade we received from Leapfrog, which demonstrates our commitment to patient safety,” said Naman Mahajan, CEO of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “Every member of our staff and physicians are absolutely dedicated to the safety and well-being of every person who walks through our doors and this grade reflects that.”
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice a year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division-affiliated Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is a 181-bed acute care facility serving the northwest Houston and Cypress Community since 1983. Areas of specialization include women's and senior services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a cardiovascular and stroke program, surgery, weight loss, and diagnostic imaging. For more information, visit www.CyFairHospital.com. HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a network of health care facilities in the greater Houston, Corpus Christi, and South Texas areas that includes 18 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 freestanding emergency centers, and a regional transfer center. For more information, visit www.HCAGulfCoast.com.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is 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.