Amarillo, Texas (January 5, 2023) – BSA Hospital is honored to be the only hospital in Amarillo to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. Only 35 other hospitals in Texas were given an ‘A’ for the seventh consecutive time like BSA was in this fall evaluation. This national distinction celebrates BSA Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Being honored with our seventh consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade showcases BSA’s commitment to fostering a culture of safety and clinical excellence,” stated BSA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cruz. “Our health system prioritizes safety and evidence-based protocols, leading to better patient experiences and superior quality outcomes. I am proud of the caliber of care our team provides and their dedication and commitment to the residents of the Texas Panhandle.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see BSA Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.