Awards and Accolades

UTMB scores another A for safety and quality

Apr 24, 2018, 15:48 PM by Eduardo Valdes

Grade A for UTMB Safety GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston announced that its health care system has received a second consecutive A grade from The Leapfrog Group for its accomplishments in reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals “based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections,” according to its website.

Leapfrog is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 with the goal of providing information that helps the public make better decisions about their health care.

According to Dr. Gulshan Sharma, UTMB’s vice president, chief medical and clinical innovation officer, “receiving another A score from the Leapfrog Group once again reinforces UTMB’s commitment to patient care excellence. Our ongoing efforts to consistently provide high-quality patient care throughout our health care system is paying off for our patients.”

UTMB’s accomplishments and recognition as a provider of top quality care has been made possible by an institution-wide program, Best Care, developed and implemented in 2016 to deliver quality patient care at every level.