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Patient Safety gets an ‘A’ at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2016) 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 yesterday 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,” said 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, visit  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.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Rockwall

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, recognized with the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is the first full-service community hospital in Rockwall.  THPHR offers 50 inpatient beds for acute medical and surgical needs, advanced medical technology and comprehensive services focused on quality patient care and safety close to home.  Additionally, Texas Health Rockwall provides a second full-service, state-of-the-art emergency room located in North Rockwall on Lakeshore Drive at SH 205.  Texas Health Rockwall is the only hospital in the DFW area to be named as a “100 Top Hospital” (2014) by Truven Health Analytics.  Texas Health Rockwall is proud to be recognized as Living Magazine’s Best of Rockwall and Rowlett recipient of “Best Hospital” and “Best ER” as well as home to several of DFW’s “Great 100 Nurses”.

For more information about Texas Health Rockwall, visit texashealthrockwall.com.

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