DALLAS – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Medical City Dallas was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking, placing it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“Our Leapfrog A grade for patient safety demonstrates our commitment to the safety of our patients as we provide them with excellent healthcare from highly skilled specialists,” said Chris Mowan, President and CEO of Medical City Dallas.
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
About Medical City Dallas Hospital
Founded in 1974, Medical City Dallas Hospital is an award-winning, 796-bed hospital recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. Located in Dallas, Texas, the medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are world experts in their fields. Medical City offers nearly 100 specialties, including world-class programs for heart and vascular, brain and spine, women’s services, orthopedics, transplant (heart, kidney and pancreas), cancer, bariatrics and robotic surgery. Medical City has been recognized by The Joint Commission in 2015 as a Top Performer on key quality measures and was named a top 10 Best Hospital in Texas by U.S. News and World Report in 2015. Medical City Dallas Hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare.