HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe wins national distinction
The HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe board of trustees unveils the hospital's new sign June 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe was awarded an A for patient safety in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, according to a press release. The award recognizes the hospital's work in "protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care." The Leapfrog Group is national watchdog group that focuses on health care. The group uses 28 measures to create a grade and reviews more than 2,600 hospitals every year.
"We are proud to have received an 'A' for patient safety for the third consecutive grading period from The Leapfrog Group,” said Matt Davis, the CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, in the release. “The safety of our patients is paramount to the overall comfort they seek while in a hospital setting. It is our job to assure patient’s safety and this grade is directly correlated to the culture that exists within all of our caregivers at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe."
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.
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