December 10, 2018
Medical City Denton has been named one of the Top 35 general hospitals in the U.S. and one of the Top 4 in Texas for patient safety and quality, according to The Leapfrog Group.
“To be recognized as a Top Hospital by LeapFrog reinforces our daily commitment to the safety of the environments in which our patients are receiving care and our providers are working within,” said Steven Edgar, Chief Executive Officer at Medical City Denton. “We are grateful to the coworkers who establish this culture, and our partnering physicians and clinicians who choose to practice at Medical City Denton.”
“We are honored to receive Leapfrog’s Top General Hospital Award in patient safety for 2018,” said Anne Van Dyke, Vice President of Quality for Medical City Denton. “The work that the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, healthcare quality professionals and leaders do each day makes a critical difference for those in our community who rely on the care we provide. Every day, we demonstrate our mission statement: We are committed to the care and improvement of human life.”
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals including Medical City Denton that focus on advancing patient safety. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered for the competitive award, including preventing infections, use of technology to ensure safer care and leadership policies and practices.
Data used to identify Top Hospitals are gathered and publicly reported through The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors, providing the most comprehensive picture of how patients fare at individual institutions. The data collected also enable hospitals to benchmark their progress toward The Leapfrog Group’s standards and measure the care they deliver.