Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC) was recently awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 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.
“At our hospital, patient care and safety is always the most important thing for us,” said Glenda Matchett, CEO of DRMC. “We work extremely hard to make sure we’re providing the best care possible, while treating everyone like family. Our staff and providers deserve all the credit and recognition for helping us receive our second ‘A’ grade in a row.”
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.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error.”
To see the hospital‘s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.