November 12, 2021
McKinney – Medical City McKinney received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Medical City McKinney’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, compassionate and, high-quality care. That’s why our colleagues are dedicated to exceeding our patients’ expectations by delivering on that promise in every action, every patient, every time,” says Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, Medical City McKinney CEO.
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.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Medical City McKinney for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Medical City McKinney’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.