NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TexasMedical City North Hills has been awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Leapfrog recognized the hospital with the top grade for protecting patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

Medical City North Hills had also received an “A” grade on the last Leapfrog report card.

“These outstanding safety ratings reflect our commitment across the Medical City Healthcare system of hospitals to providing unparalleled care -- every action, every patient, every time,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Patient safety is one of many reasons our facilities are the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in North Texas.”

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country. It uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

Heathgrades recognizes hospitals for demonstrating 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).