Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville Earns Fourth-Straight ‘A’ for Patient Safety, Quality Care

BROWNSVILLE – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville has earned its fourth consecutive overall “A” for hospital patient safety. It was announced in a recent nationwide survey released by a prominent industry data collection service.

The survey was conducted by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving change in the quality and safety of U.S. health care. The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers potentially protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

The most recent report card included the fourth consecutive “A” for VBMC-Brownsville, with the hospital’s other “A” grades awarded in April 2016, October 2015, and April 2015. Only 844 hospitals out of more than 2,600 throughout the country received an “A” rating in the most current Leapfrog survey.

“Consistently high scores on Leapfrog reflect the efficiency and teamwork demonstrated by everyone throughout the departments at Valley Baptist every day,” The CEO of VBMC-Brownsville, Leslie Bingham said. “Positive patient outcomes are our ultimate priority.”

To view Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville’s rating in greater detail, or for more information, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/.

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