April 12, 2017
Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Released
Seven Medical City Healthcare hospitals have received “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano all received the prestigious safety score. Medical City Hospitals are among 823 nationwide to receive an “A” for commitment to providing safe, high-quality patient care.
“We are proud to be consistently recognized for our commitment to patient safety,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “With great care comes great responsibility. We strive to give every patient the high quality, patient-centered, compassionate care they deserve.”
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Considered the highest safety standards in the country, Leapfrog uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The grade reflects hospitals' performance in several categories including computerized physician order entry, nurse communication and hand hygiene, falls, surgical site infections, and hospital-acquired infections, among others. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.