BSA Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Patient Safety by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 15, 2019

BSA Health System was the only hospital in the Texas Panhandle to be awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes BSA’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

“Delivering exceptional care and continually striving to improve patient safety are key health system goals that we truly feel make BSA a great place for patients,” said BSA’s Chief Medical Officer, Michael Lamanteer, M.D. “We are proud of this recognition because it highlights the dedication our team has to ensuring that we provide our patients with the best care.  We will continue to re-evaluate our processes to optimize patient safety efforts and further improve our positive outcomes.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving healthcare quality and patient safety for consumers. Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and the results are free to the public.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

BSA was one of only 877 hospitals across the United States awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 update of grades. To see BSA’s full grade details, and how other hospitals rated, visit