November 15, 2021
FORT WORTH – Medical City Fort Worth received a fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A,” a national distinction recognizing achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Achieving an ‘A’ Safety Grade, the top rating in the Leapfrog program, is a tremendous accomplishment, and we are honored to be recognized for four years in a row for our commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety,” says Ben Coogan, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “I am grateful for all of the healthcare heroes at Medical City Fort Worth who continue their commitment to providing high quality, safe and compassionate care.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
Medical City Fort Worth is one of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals to be recognized with an “A,” including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford.