Nine Medical City Healthcare Hospitals Earn “A” Safety Grade
Fall 2019 Leapfrog patient safety grade recognitions announced
Medical City Alliance, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford were recognized for protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. Medical City Fort Worth is also the only hospital in the Fort Worth medical district to have received an “A” rating.
“These superior safety ratings reflect our patient promise across the Medical City Healthcare system of hospitals to providing excellence always in every action, every patient, every time,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, 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.”
“We are so proud to have once again received an ‘A’ safety grade from The Leapfrog Group,” says Jyric Sims, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “Patient safety is at the heart of everything that we do as a hospital and this rating validates why our facility is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in the Fort Worth medical district.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”