Dallas Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospital’s 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 are proud to be recognized with this honor,” said Glenda Matchett, CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center. “All of our staff members and partner physicians work tirelessly to ensure our patients receive the best care possible, and this award lets us know we’re meeting our goal. My thanks go out to everyone who helped us achieve this national distinction,” she continued.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Dallas Regional Medical Center 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.
Dallas Regional Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States and awarded an A in the Fall 2022 update of grades. To see the hospital‘s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.