Medical City Dallas
March 17, 2022

DALLAS – Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital have been recognized by Healthgrades and Newsweek for patient safety.

The 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ places both hospitals among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading organization connecting patients and providers.

Additionally, Newsweek recognized Medical City Dallas as a top 75 hospital nationally for patient safety. The ranking includes an infection prevention honor for safety performance based on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services infection prevention measures.

“Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital are committed to providing high-quality healthcare for everyone that walks through our doors,” says Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas. “These national recognitions support our dedication to safe care and our promise to our patients to provide excellence always in every action, every patient, every time.”

During the study period (2018 through 2020), Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ were, on average:

  • 55.8% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 52.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 66.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 65.8% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals

“Through our 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” says Brad Bowman, MD, CEO of Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a priority.”

Medical City Dallas is one of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals also recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an “A” safety rating for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.