FORT WORTH, TX – Medical City Fort Worth is one of nine Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.,-based organization aimed at improving healthcare quality and safety of patients. The other hospitals to receive an “A” rating include: Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano.
“We are so proud to be the only hospital within the Fort Worth Medical District to have received an ‘A’ safety grade from The Leapfrog Group,” says Jyric Sims, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “Every action that we take is focused on assuring that our patients receive care in the safest environment possible and this recognition validates that effort.”
Medical City Fort Worth was one of 855 hospitals nationwide awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. 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.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Medical City Fort Worth 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.”
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.