Nacogdoches, Texas, May 13, 2022 – Nacogdoches Medical Center (NMC) has earned another ‘A’ grade in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety survey, a national distinction recognizing NMC’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients.
“We are so proud to again achieve an ‘A’ rating recognizing our continuous commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care,” said Jeff Patterson, NMC Health Network CEO. “This is a testament to the hard work and team effort going on in our hospital on behalf of our patients and the community.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert council, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.
“Nacogdoches Medical Center’s physicians and employees are to be commended for their ongoing and steadfast efforts that have made this achievement possible,” said Modupe Sokunbi, MD, NMC Chief of Staff. “Their continued attention to safety and quality metrics means our patients can be confident in the care delivered at NMC.”
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Nacogdoches Medical Center for their tremendous dedication, to safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work for NMC. They are role models in putting patients first.”
The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. For more information go to: www.hospitalsafetygrade.com.
About Nacogdoches Medical Center
Nacogdoches Medical Center is a 161-bed acute-care facility located at 4920 NE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches, TX. The hospital serves as the anchor of NMC Health Network and has provided for the medical and health care needs of East Texans for more than 40 years. Designed to improve access to healthcare services in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties and the surrounding communities, NMC specializes in emergency services, women’s health, cardiovascular medicine and surgery, open heart surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. Extensions of the network include NMC Imaging Services, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Nacogdoches, NMC Wound Care Services, NMC Loma Laird Cancer Center and NMC Shelby Emergency Services. NMC is recognized by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the facilities that comprise NMC Health Network, please visit http://www.nacmedicalcenter.com.
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.