Medical City Las Colinas has received "A" rating for patient safety for the eighth straight reporting period from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aimed at improving healthcare quality and safety for patients. Medical City Las Colinas was awarded an "A" for efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
"These outstanding safety ratings reflect our commitment to excellent patient care -- every action, every patient, every time," says Daniella Decell, CEO of Medical City Las Colinas. "I'm very proud of this team and its mission to the care and improvement of human life."
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. It uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
"Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors."
Medical City Las Colinas is one of nine Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive an "A" rating from The Leapfrog Group in the Fall 2018 scores, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano.