November 15, 2021
Medical City Healthcare hospitals earn “A” in fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Lewisville, TX – Medical City Lewisville is among 10 Medical City Healthcare hospitals to be awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade, more than any other North Texas hospital system. Medical City Lewisville maintains its straight-A status for a fifth year in a row.
Medical City Lewisville was recognized with an ‘A’ for protecting patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. Medical City Alliance, Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City McKinney, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford also received this award from The Leapfrog Group for providing safe care to patients and the community.
“It is a great honor to receive this award, which is indicative of our hospital’s unwavering dedication to providing high-quality, safe and compassionate care to our patients. It is even more meaningful to receive the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” for a fifth consecutive year at a time when the community is focused on the delivery of care within a safe environment,” says LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “This award exemplifies our continued commitment to our mission to the care and improvement of human life.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is a tremendous achievement,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank the leadership and workforce of Medical City Healthcare for their commitment to prioritizing patient and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,900 U.S. general hospitals across the country. Leapfrog’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.