Fall 2019 Leapfrog patient safety grade recognitions announced
Medical City Alliance, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford were recognized for protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
“These superior safety ratings reflect our patient promise across the Medical City Healthcare system of hospitals to providing excellence always in every action, every patient, every time,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, 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.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
About Medical City Healthcare
Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always —providing the highest quality healthcare in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 185 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers and includes 16 hospitals, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers and five hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association.