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Southwest General earns an ‘A’
Elizabeth Luna with Southwest General Hospital (from left) and The Leapfrog Group’s mascot visit Pam Smith of the Wilson County News to share news of the hospital’s safety rating. Southwest General is one of only two San Antonio hospitals to earn an “A” for safety in a Leapfrog assessment.
SAN ANTONIO -- Southwest General Hospital was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score SM, the A, B, C, D, or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“We are one of only two facilities in a city of 1.7 million people to earn this esteemed rating,” said CEO Craig Desmond.
To see Southwest General Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
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