PRMC receives second ‘A’ in a row from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Pampa, Texas, April 29, 2021 – Pampa Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing PRMC’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
PRMC, an acute care facility, is proud of its performance and the fact that it’s staff has received two consecutive A’s in a row.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but PRMC shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
We are very proud to receive this continued recognition for quality of care and services. It is daily attention to patient care, quality and infection control standards that allows PRMC to provide “A” grade care to Pampa and surrounding communities. I thank all of our medical staff for their dedication in providing high level care and the entire hospital staff in diligently and consistently coming to work to provide the best healthcare. It is a team effort.
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“During a time when we recognize the heroes in our hospitals as they battle a pandemic, and now are providing a life-changing vaccine, we are honored to commend our dedicated staff and physicians for achieving this recognition,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Prime Healthcare. “Putting patients and their safety first has and always will be a top priority at Prime Healthcare, and it has never been more important than it is today.”
PRMC was awarded an “A” when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see PRMC’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About Pampa Regional Medical Center: Located in the center of the Texas Panhandle, Pampa Regional Medical Center is a 109-bed acute-care hospital serving many of the communities in the Panhandle. A full range of surgical and medical services are offered, including Interventional Cardiology, Sleep Lab, Wound Care, Pain Management, Urology including lithotripsy, General Surgery including Endoscopy, Diagnostic and Radiology Services, Psychiatry, Orthopedics including Total Joint Replacements, Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Outpatient Medical Clinics, and a 24-hour Emergency Room with Telestroke capabilities. Pampa Regional Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and has consecutively earned the Gold Seal of Approval. Pampa Regional Medical Center endeavors to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient, compassionate and cost-effective manner. PRMC is a member of Prime Healthcare. For more information please visit prmctx.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.