May 07, 2020
Medical City Alliance has once again been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Since becoming eligible for the award, Medical City Alliance has earned an “A” in each of the three 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.
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, Medical City North Hills, and Medical City Plano are being recognized for protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
“Now, more than ever, we want our patients to understand the importance we place on patient safety,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO Medical City Alliance. “Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic, patients and their families need access to healthcare in an environment that is deemed safe. This award is confirmation that Medical City Alliance offers a safe environment for their healthcare needs.”
“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Medical City Healthcare facilities. They are role models in putting patients first and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.