NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – Medical City North Hills has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, placing Medical City North Hills among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Medical City North Hills is one of seven Medical City Healthcare hospitals recognized for Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Medical City Denton, Medical City Lewisville, and Medical City McKinney each demonstrating excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were significantly less likely to experience complications including hemorrhage, collapsed lung, pressure sores, and catheter-related bloodstream infections, among others. In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the high level of award recipients for each of the 14 Patient Safety Indicators, nearly 130,000 patient safety events could have been avoided.
On May 15, Medical City North Hills was also awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospitals Safety Grade. A total of ten Medical City Healthcare hospitals received the top safety rating, more than any other North Texas hospital system.
About Medical City North Hills
Medical City North Hills Hospital is licensed for 164 beds and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. North Hills also has Disease Specific Certification by the Joint Commission for hip, knee, shoulder and cardiac service lines and we are a designated Level IV trauma center. Our specialty services and honors include being the first hospital in the U.S. to have a Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center and the first in North Texas to attain Cycle 5 accreditation with PCI and Resuscitation. We have Primary Stroke Center certification by the Joint Commission and also specialize in total joint replacement and cardiac care. Medical City North Hills Hospital is a member of Medical City Healthcare.