Top score reflects high level of healthcare
Harlingen Medical Center has an “A” for patient safety from the The Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare ratings organization. The rating comes from preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly-available hospital safety data. It then assigns safety grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Grades are calculations by top patient safety experts which go under peer review. All results are fully transparent and free to the public.
“At Harlingen Medical Center, we are all committed to patient safety and to creating an exceptional patient experience,” says Brenda Ivory, president and chief executive officer at Harlingen Medical Center. “And, that includes ensuring we effectively communicate with our patients, ensuring we are responsive to their needs, and ensuring we provide a safe, quiet and clean environment during their stay with us.”
Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, says that “it takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment.”
For Harlingen Medical Center’s full grade from Leapfrog, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.