June 26, 2020
Healthgrades award places hospital in the top 5% nationally for patient safety
Dallas, TX–Medical City Dallas has earned the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM for the second year in a row. This distinction places the hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
“We are proud that this award recognizes our constant focus on safety, patient-centered care and clinical excellence,” says Medical City Dallas CEO Chris Mowan. “This high honor is further demonstration of our commitment to care for and improve human life.”
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were significantly less likely to experience complications including collapsed lung, hip fracture following surgery, pressure sores, and catheter-related bloodstream infections, among others. In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the high level of award recipients for each of the 13 patient safety indicators, nearly 110,864 patient safety events could have been avoided.
“Consumers might not know that information around patient safety is readily available and should be considered when researching healthcare options,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend the recipients of the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their dedication to providing excellent care for their patients.”
In April, 11 Medical City Healthcare hospitals, including Medical City Dallas, were also awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Medical City Healthcare received more top safety scores than any other North Texas hospital system.
About Medical City Dallas
Founded in 1974, Medical City Dallas is an award-winning, 876-bed hospital recognized for its leading edge medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. Located in Dallas, Texas, the medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are international experts in their fields. Medical City Dallas offers nearly 100 specialties, including world-class programs for heart and vascular, brain and spine, women’s services, orthopedics, transplant (heart, kidney and pancreas), cancer, bariatrics and robotic surgery. Medical City Dallas has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and has been named among the Best Hospitals in Texas by U.S. News and World Report.