LEWISVILLE, TEXAS Medical City Lewisville is in the top five percent of U.S. hospitals recognized for patient safety according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about hospitals and physicians.

Medical City Lewisville received the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, which recognizes 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).

“It is a great honor to receive this award, which is indicative of our hospital’s dedication and focus on providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “This award highlights our commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

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.

Medical City Lewisville was one of seven Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Medical City Denton, Medical City McKinney, and Medical City North Hills.

“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.”

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.