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Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC), a member of Prime Healthcare or Prime Healthcare Foundation, earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.

Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Dallas Regional Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.

“This is an amazing recognition which shows our contained dedication to patient safety and clinical excellence,” said Glenda Matchett, CEO of DRMC. “I owe a huge ‘thank you’ to all our providers and team members who deliver expert care to all our patients, day in and day out.”

As a member of Prime Healthcare, (Hospital Name) joins other Prime hospitals across the nation that have achieved award winning accolades for clinical excellence. To see DRMC’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.