Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Released
Nine Medical City Healthcare hospitals have received “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.,-based organization aimed at improving healthcare quality and safety for patients. Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano were each awarded an ‘A’ for efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“These outstanding safety ratings reflect our commitment to providing the highest quality care — every action, every patient, every time,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Our commitment to safety is one of many reasons our hospitals are the destination of choice for North Texans seeking healthcare excellence.”
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. It uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”