June 24, 2020
Healthgrades award places hospital in top 10% nationally for patient safety
Lewisville, TX - For the third year in a row, Medical City Lewisville is in the top 10 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 2020 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 13 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 unwavering dedication to providing the highest quality, safe care to our patients. It is even more meaningful to receive the Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award at a time when patients’ and the community’s need for the delivery of care within a safe environment is needed the most,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “This award exemplifies our continued commitment to our mission and 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 collapsed lung, hip fracture following surgery, 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 13 patient safety indicators, nearly 110,864 patient safety events could have been avoided.
“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2020 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 April 30, 11 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.