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Memorial Hermann Health System
News Release
Thursday, November 09, 2017

Eight Memorial Hermann Hospitals Earn an “A” for Patient Safety
in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

HOUSTON The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. 

Eight Memorial Hermann hospitals, including Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center were awarded an “A” for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

“At Memorial Hermann, we are committed to providing the highest quality and safest care possible for our patients,” said Angela A. Shippy, M.D., senior vice president and chief quality officer at Memorial Hermann.  “Recognition like this just reinforces that our work matters.  The time and attention we put into implementing and executing innovative patient safety and quality programs is being recognized nationally by groups like Leapfrog, but more importantly, it’s making a difference daily in the lives of our patients.” 

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate Memorial Hermann clinicians, Board, management and staff for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”  

To see Memorial Hermann’s report card, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about Memorial Hermann, visit or call 713.222.CARE (2273).

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