TriStar Southern Hills receives an ‘A’ in patient safety by Hospital Safety Score

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TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has been recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center earned an “A” in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. 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, independent nonprofit.

“This grade reflects the dedication TriStar Southern Hills has put on the quality care of our patients first,” said Thomas Ozburn, chief executive officer of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.  “Our team is focused on continually meeting the highest safety standards and improving care for our patients and this safety score recognizes our hard work.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. To see hospital scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website atwww.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

ABOUT TRISTAR SOUTHERN HILLS

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has served the communities of southern Davidson, northern Rutherford and Williamson Counties since 1979. This 126-bed, award-winning hospital has built a strong reputation for outstanding emergency, cardiology, neurology and orthopaedic services.  Through continuous quality improvement programs, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center maintains its commitment and vision to be the center of excellence for community-based healthcare.  Home of the region’s first telestroke network, TriStar Southern Hills is able to provide state of the art care to its stroke patients, saving valuable time.  For more information visit TriStarHealth.com and click on TriStar Southern Hills.