Texas Health HEB Earns Top Safety Grade
from The Leapfrog Group


BEDFORD, TEXAS, Oct. 30, 2015 – Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford earned an “A” grade for patient safety, according to the latest Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group. The organization used publicly available quality and safety measures, as well as an assessment of leadership commitment to creating a safe environment for patients, to come up with the letter grades.

Nationally, only 30 percent of the 2,530 hospitals scored were ranked “A.” Eleven Texas Health Resources system hospitals made the top grade, including Texas Health HEB.

“We are thrilled that all of our caregivers’ efforts to continually improve the quality and safety of care we provide have been recognized by The Leapfrog Group,” said Susann Land, M.D., chief medical officer of Texas Health HEB. “Every employee and physician at Texas Health HEB can be proud of how they contributed to this score and to improving the experience of each patient.”

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm, according to The Leapfrog Group.

Individual hospital scores can be viewed at

“These rankings represent our commitment to making patient safety and quality improvement top priorities,” said Daniel Varga, M.D., senior executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Texas Health. “We’re pleased to be recognized on a national level for our efforts.”

A national advocate for transparency and accountability in health care safety and quality, Texas Health last year published its “Quality and Safety Report to the Community: A Transparent Report Card from Texas Health Resources.” Texas Health was the first health system in Texas, and one of only a few in the U.S., that is publicly posting quality, safety and patient satisfaction data, including HCAHPS scores. The Texas Health scorecards are based on independent, nationally recognized clinical indicators. Go to to view the report.


About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 304-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit, comprehensive cardiac services (including cardiac rehabilitation), and behavioral health services through Texas Health Springwood Hospital. Texas Health HEB recently received Level III Trauma Center designation as well as dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center. The hospital also is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, certified as a Primary Stroke Center and designated as a "Baby Friendly" facility by WHO and UNICEF.Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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