DALLAS – Medical City Dallas has received an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aimed at improving healthcare quality and safety for patients. Medical City Dallas was awarded an ‘A’ for efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

“This outstanding safety rating reflects our commitment to the care and improvement of human life,” says Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas. “We provide the highest quality healthcare and safety for our patients every action, every patient, every time.”

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. It 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.

Medical City Dallas is one of nine Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, including Medical City Arlington, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City North Hills, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano.

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals 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.”