October 31, 2017
Five hospitals receive “A” grade in fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Five Medical City Healthcare hospitals received prestigious “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Medical City Denton, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, and Medical City Plano were all cited in the report released today.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Five Medical City Healthcare hospitals were cited among 832 awarded an “A” for outstanding commitment to keeping patients’ safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“Safety is a critical part of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, President of Medical City Healthcare. “We are very proud to again be nationally recognized for our North Texas hospitals’ dedication to patient safety.”
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Medical City Healthcare hospitals for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.