Conroe, TX – Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.

This A grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve, and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking for a safe place to receive care. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“At Conroe Regional Medical Center patient safety is our number one priority,” said Matt Davis, CRMC CEO. “This award is a validation of the exceptional care our physicians and employees are committed to providing each patient that visits Conroe Regional Medical Center. We are honored that our commitment has been recognize and rewarded.”

“Conroe Regional Medical Center’s A grade validates its achievement in preventing harm within the hospital, and we are proud to recognize the efforts of the care providers and staff,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. “Patient safety requires constant vigilance, and we encourage Conroe Regional Medical Center and all other A hospitals to continue demonstrating unrelenting commitment to patients by consistently providing a safe environment for care.”  

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. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in April 2015, with about 31-percent receiving an A grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Now, for the first time, patients can also review their hospital’s past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

To see Conroe Regional Medical Center’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Hospital Safety Score, 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.

About Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour Trauma III emergency care center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2013, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to www.ConroeRegional.com.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6  off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.