Methodist, Medical City Hospitals Earn ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Methodist Dallas, Methodist Mansfield, and Medical City Las Colinas have received the highest rating for patient safety for spring 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog. The national organization compiles its hospital safety score list to drive quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Leapfrog’s hospital safety score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score. The score represents a hospital’s capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,600 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in April 2017, with 823 hospitals receiving an “A” grade. Of the 212 hospitals evaluated in Texas, only 38.2 percent received an “A.”

Daniela Decell, CEO of Medical City Las Colinas, says the “A” rating is a testament to the hospital’s commitment to quality. “We are proud to be the only hospital in Irving to receive this honor, and have received an “A” for the past five reporting periods,” Decell said.

Methodist Dallas president Dr. Martin Koonsman says the hospital’s “A” grade is a reminder of the facility’s commitment to patients. “Our families, neighbors, colleagues, and friends deserve a hospital that puts safety and patient care above all else,” Koosnman said in a statement. “We continue to institute initiatives to decrease infection rates and improve surgical outcomes, and are pleased to be recognized for the fourth consecutive rating period.”

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