November 10, 2021
DALLAS — Ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals have been awarded an “A” in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, more than any other hospital system in Texas.
Medical City Alliance, Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford are recognized with an “A” for providing safe care to patients and the community.
“Medical City Healthcare is committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care in a safe environment for patients, physicians and colleagues,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “These superior safety ratings reflect our dedication to excellence always in every action, every patient, every time.”
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,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank the leadership and workforce of Medical City Healthcare for their commitment to prioritizing patient and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,900 U.S. general hospitals across the country. Leapfrog’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.