Five Local Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s Top Hospital Honor

Five North Texas Hospitals made the Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for safety and quality. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Children’s Medical Center Plano, Medical City Denton, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center all made this year’s list. Leapfrog is a national watchdog organization that evaluates hospitals on patient care and safety. They recognized 118 hospitals children’s, general, teaching, and rural hospitals across the country. Hospitals report their performance through Leapfrog’s survey, which evaluates infection rates, maternity care, medication errors and other criteria. DFW Business Group on Health, a nonprofit representing employer purchases of healthcare, is Leapfrog… Full Story

Methodist Richardson Reveals Additional Plans for Ongoing Expansion

After fast-tracking plans for an $85 million expansion in June of 2017, Methodist Richardson Medical Center unveiled plans for several additional components to an ongoing construction project this week. In addition to the previously announced plans for two patient floors with 150 private patient rooms, a third cardiac catheterization lab, a new surgical operating room, and a 500-space parking garage, Methodist will create two post-anesthesia care beds and seven pre-op rooms. Construction on the parking garage began in January with an updated blueprint that includes 671 spaces, compared to the original design’s 500. Methodist has completed two portions of the… Full Story