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Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - Fall 2022

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Seton Harker Heights’ achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“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 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 Seton Harker Heights’ 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. 

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