Mcallen, TX - Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) is proud to announce it has received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2023 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

This national distinction celebrates Rio Grande Regional Hospital's achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The newly-released grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But these hospitals received an 'A' despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”

"I am incredibly proud that once again Rio Grande Regional Hospital has received national recognition for the caliber of care provided to our patients," said Laura Disque, RN, chief executive officer at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. "Receiving an "A" Hospital Safety Grade exemplifies our unwavering commitment to the care and improvement of human life."

“At Rio Grande Regional Hospital, we are committed to providing our community with excellent, patient-centered care every day,” said Adriana Gomez, M.D., chief medical officer of Rio Grande Regional Hospital. “A great big thank you to all our colleagues who make excellence happen at our hospital.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see Rio Grande Regional Hospital's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade website and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for their newsletter.