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Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Patient Safety by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Harker Heights, TX, (December 14, 2020) – Seton Medical Center Harker Heights is the only hospital in Bell County to be awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade. Leapfrog’s hospital safety grades recognize achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

“Being recognized as a top-ranking hospital for patient safety directly correlates to our organization’s mission of providing quality care in Christian love, service and dignity,”

Patrick Swindle, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Chief Executive Officer said. “Receiving this prestigious award highlights our team’s passion and commitment to our patients. Our employees and physicians achieve excellent results in a safe environment.”

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.

“At Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, our unmatched care and safety produces exceptional outcomes,” Calee Travis, RN, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Chief Nursing Officer also shared. “I am proud to work alongside our team of professionals as we continue to improve healthcare in the communities we serve.”

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights was one of only 94 hospitals in Texas to receive an ‘A’ ranking. To see Seton Medical Center Harker Heights’ full grade details, and how other hospitals rated, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) is an 83-bed acute care hospital opened in 2012 in Harker Heights, Texas offering an array of services such as a Cardiology, Emergency Services and 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.

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 the 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.