Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Released

Ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals have been awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, more than any other North Texas hospital system.

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 North Hills, and Medical City Plano were each recognized with an ‘A’ for protecting patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“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.

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work 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 health care in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality health care 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 health care providers and includes 14 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.