May 16, 2022
Medical City Denton earns “A” in spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Denton, TX – Medical City Denton received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Medical City Denton’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital for the 12th consecutive evaluation period.
“At Medical City Denton we are committed to excellence always and proud to maintain an ‘A’ patient safety rating for the 12th consecutive time,” says Steven Edgar, CEO of Medical City Denton. “As the only hospital in Denton to earn this top safety score, we are proud to care for the community and will continue to provide the exemplary care that our patients expect and deserve.”
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 over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Medical City Denton for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
Medical City Denton is one of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals to earn a Leapfrog A rating, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Frisco, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford. Medical City Healthcare hospitals received more “A” ratings than any other healthcare system in Texas.