Killeen, TX – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, 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., were announced on Monday, October 31, by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Metroplex Adventist Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. This is the fifth consecutive “A” for Metroplex.
“At Metroplex, we are committed to creating better health, and we take that responsibility very seriously,” said Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. “We are here to extend the healing ministry of Christ, and we do that by creating a safe environment where our patients can receive high-quality, compassionate care.”
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
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 per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see the full grade for Metroplex, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
About Metroplex Health System
Metroplex Health System is the primary healthcare provider for West Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties. The 232-bed, multi-campus facility serves more than 100,000 patients per year and is equipped with more than 300 physicians offering 34 medical specialties and a variety of wellness services. Metroplex is a faith-based health organization, member of the Adventist Health System and partner with Baylor Scott & White Health. Adventist Health System manages 45 hospitals, employs nearly 70,000 people and serves more than 4.5 million patients annually. Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. The organization now includes 46 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians, 36,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan.
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.