In the latest Hospital Safety Grades released by The Leapfrog Group, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving has earned an impressive "A." The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog focused on setting standards for excellence in patient care, assigns grades ranging from "A" to "F" based on over 30 national performance measures. These measures reflect errors, accidents, injuries, infections, and the effectiveness of systems in place to prevent harm.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving's "A" grade signifies its commitment to maintaining high standards in preventing medical errors, infections, and injuries. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is considered the only ratings program exclusively centered on a hospital's prevention efforts against issues that nationally result in more than 500 patient deaths each day. This peer-reviewed and fully transparent program updates its grades twice annually in the fall and spring.
In contrast, Medical City Las Colinas received a "C" grade, with primary concerns revolving around communication with doctors and nurses, as well as the responsiveness of hospital staff. Meanwhile, Parkland Health received a "D" grade, indicating areas of improvement in infection prevention and safety measures. Specific issues noted included safe medication administration and handwashing protocols.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade provides valuable insights into the efforts of hospitals across the country to ensure patient safety and prevent avoidable harm.