HARKER HEIGHTS, TEXAS (May 13, 2022) – Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) receives the grade ‘A’ in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. SMCHH earned this national distinction for protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
“The high standards for patient safety upheld by our caregivers and medical staff are a vital part of the clinical excellence we provide to our community,” shared Patrick Swindle, SMCHH Chief Executive Officer. “This prestigious award validates our team’s continued commitment to serve in alignment with our mission—to provide quality healthcare in Christian love, service and dignity.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety, and their Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“An ‘A’ grade for safety is an elite designation, and we are proud to be recognized for giving that level of care to our patients,” said Mandy Shaiffer, RN, BSN, SMCHH Chief Nursing Officer. “The past two years have been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Seton Medical Center Harker Heights continues to show it is possible to keep a laser focus on the safety of our community.”
Today, SMCHH is one of 72 hospitals in Texas to be awarded an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group’s spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grade. To see SMCHH’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org. For up-to-date information about healthcare at SMCHH, visit SetonHarkerHeights.net and follow at Facebook.com/SetonHH.
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About Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) is an 83-bed acute care hospital that opened in 2012 in Harker Heights, Texas offering an array of services such as Cardiology, Emergency Services, a Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Room, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Gastroenterology, a dedicated Women’s Center, Diagnostic Services and more. We provide exceptional care through collaboration with our associates, physicians, volunteers and community partners. Our award-winning staff provides patient care with dignity and respect. We are Joint Commission Accredited, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. SMCHH is a joint venture between the Austin-based Seton Healthcare Family and Nashville-based Ardent Health Services. For more information about SMCHH, visit SetonHarkerHeights.net and Facebook.com/SetonHH.
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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers 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. For more information, visit leapfroggroup.org.