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, including Medical City Fort Worth, the hospital group said in an announcement May 15.
Medical City Fort Worth was the only hospital within the Fort Worth medical district to have received an A rating from the Leapfrog Group, a spokesman for the Fort Worth hospital said.
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.
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, Medical City McKinney, 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, the news release said.
“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,” said 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.”
Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said to be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in.
“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,” Binder said.
Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest providers and includes 14 hospitals, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees, the company said in the news release.
To see Leapfrog’s comprehensive report, visit: www.hospitalsafetygrade.org