Medical City Las Colinas has been awarded its fifteenth consecutive “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. Medical City Las Colinas is the only hospital in the greater Irving area to receive an “A” rating.
This national distinction recognizes the achievements of Medical City Las Colinas in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“This recognition is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to high-quality and compassionate care,” says Jessica O’Neal, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Las Colinas. “Patient safety is our top priority and further validation why Medical City Las Colinas is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in our community.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Medical City Las Colinas for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. The community should be proud.”
ABOUT MEDICAL CITY LAS COLINAS
Medical City Las Colinas is a 100-bed, acute care hospital serving Las Colinas, Irving and surrounding communities. With a medical team of more than 900 physicians, Medical City Las Colinas offers comprehensive services including A Level III Trauma Center, cardiovascular, orthopedic and spine surgery, robotic surgery, neurology, women’s services and a neonatal ICU (NICU). “A” rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group, certified by the Joint Commission in Hip and Knee Replacement surgery and Irving’s first Advanced Primary Stroke Center.