Five North Texas hospitals have earned a passing rating for hospital safety by Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group. The hospital watchdog group scored organizations that demonstrated high measures of patient safety measures.
According to Leapfrog, the alphabetical (A through F) hospital safety grades represent a facility’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Thirty measures are evaluated to determine the grade. The 2017 scores were assigned to more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals in the U.S.
To determine a hospital’s grade, Leapfrog examines performance measures from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.
Here are the North Texas hospitals included in Leapfrog’s Spring 2017 list:
• Medical City Plano– A
• Methodist Dallas Medical Center– A
• Methodist Mansfield Medical Center– A
• Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas– B
• John Peter Smith Hospital– C
• Parkland Health & Hospital System– C