Fort Worth — Medical City Alliance has once again been awarded an “A” in the spring 2021 cycle of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Since becoming eligible for the award, Medical City Alliance has earned an “A” in each of the five cycles in which the hospital was eligible. This follows Medical City Alliance’s recognition as a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group in December 2019, one of the most prestigious honors a healthcare facility can receive.

In addition to Medical City Alliance, Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Frisco, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano have all earned “A” grades.

“I am especially proud of this score given the evaluation was conducted during the pandemic,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO Medical City Alliance. “Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic, our patients and their loved ones expect, deserve and received high quality, safe care. Safety is one of the many reasons Medical City Alliance is the destination of choice for healthcare in north Fort Worth and our surrounding communities.”

An “A” grade is a national distinction recognizing Medical City Alliance’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Medical City Healthcare shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.