McKinney – Medical City McKinney received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Medical City McKinney’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

“Medical City McKinney strives to be the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in our community,” says Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, Medical City McKinney CEO. “This recognition is validation that our colleagues exceed our patients’ expectations and provide safe, compassionate, high-quality care.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

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.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Medical City McKinney for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. The community should be proud.”

Medical City McKinney is one of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals to be recognized with an “A” including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Frisco, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford.