Medical City McKinney has earned an “A” rating for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. 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, Medical City McKinney was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score recognition is representative of our commitment to delivering the highest level of quality patient care,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical City McKinney CEO. “We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why our entire staff is dedicated exceeding our patients’ expectations by delivering outstanding medical care to every patient, every time.”
“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.
To see Medical City McKinney’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.