60.5 F
Fort Worth
Friday, November 27, 2020
Health Care Medical City Fort Worth, nine others, receive ‘A’ for patient safety

Medical City Fort Worth, nine others, receive ‘A’ for patient safety

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

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


close






Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects...

These health care workers will be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine

Health care workers will be the first people in Texas to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once one receives emergency approval from the U.S. government,...

Tarrant County reports 1,537 new COVID cases on Sunday and 6 deaths

Tarrant County Public Health reported 1,537 new cases on Sunday, Nov. 22 and six deaths. “It took 90 days to reach 10,000 cases in June....

Employers start sending workers shopping for health coverage

Instead of offering one or more options, some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees. A federal rule change last year stoked this...

Abbott appoints Michael Coble to Texas Forensic Science Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Coble, Ph.D. to the Texas Forensic Science Commission for a term set to expire on Sept. 1, 2021. The...