Medical City Las Colinas has been awarded its fourteenth consecutive “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Medical City Las Colinas’ achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
"Receiving this recognition for the fourteenth time in a row further exemplifies our dedication to high-quality, safe and compassionate care in every action, every patient, every time,” says Chase Pedersen, CNO of Medical City Las Colinas. “Patient safety is a top priority and this rating reflects why Medical City Las Colinas is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in Las Colinas and the greater Irving area.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Medical City Las Colinas for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
Medical City Las Colinas is one of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals to be recognized with an “A” including Medical City Alliance, Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford.