Recently, The Leapfrog Group; released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Metroplex was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country. Hospital grades are based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“Keeping our patients safe is a standard of service our community expects when they come to Metroplex,” said Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. “Our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ embodies our commitment to providing the highest quality care with uncommon compassion to every person who visits our hospital, every time.”
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
About the Score
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see the hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.