Seven hospitals in the top 5/10% nationwide for patient safety

Seven Medical City Healthcare hospitals are recipients of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM, placing them among the top 5/10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Medical City Denton, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, and Medical City North Hills were each recognized for demonstrating excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were significantly less likely to experience complications including hemorrhage, collapsed lung, 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 14 Patient Safety Indicators, nearly 130,000 patient safety events could have been avoided.

On May 15, ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals 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 Healthcare
Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always - providing the highest quality health care in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality health care services with 185 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive health care providers and includes 14 hospitals, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers and seven hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association.