North Richland Hills, TX, November 8, 2018 – Medical City North Hills was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Medical City North Hills’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“We strive to give every patient the high quality, patient-centered, compassionate care they deserve,” said Xavier Villarreal, CEO of Medical City North Hills. “These outstanding safety ratings reflect our commitment to excellence always in all aspects of patient care.”
Medical City North Hills is one of nine Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive an “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Medical City North Hills that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Medical City North Hills was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Medical City North Hills’ full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.