Two facilities receive an ‘A’ for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Houston, TX– HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland and HCA Houston Healthcare West have both earned an “A” for the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. 

“At HCA Houston Healthcare, we exist to give patients a healthier tomorrow and their safety is our top priority,” said Mujtaba Ali-Khan, DO, chief medical officer at HCA Houston Healthcare. “It is an honor for these hospitals to receive this recognition, especially during this turbulent time in healthcare. I’m tremendously proud of our medical staff and care teams for their commitment to following best practices that helps us continually deliver higher-quality and safe care to our patients.” 

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your communities should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland and HCA Houston Healthcare West show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.” 

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. 

HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland and HCA Houston Healthcare West were awarded their “A” grades today, April 29, when Leapfrog updated their spring 2021 grades. To see each hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.