Safety and Quality

Patient safety isn’t just an initiative—it’s at the forefront of everything we do, every day. At West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH), we have examined every policy, procedure, and practice to ensure we provide care in the safest of environments. These efforts have caught the attention of several national patient safety organizations, resulting in awards and distinctions for the safety record we’ve become known for.

WCCH was recognized with an “A” grade in the Spring 2016 update to the Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries, and infections. The recognition was the fourth time the hospital was recognized. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled biannually under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.

To see the hospital's current scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.