The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Fall 2017, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Parkland Medical Center has received the top “A” grade Hospital Safety Score for a second consecutive time this year, the highest grade granted to hospitals for keeping patients safe from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Parkland has received an “A” grade Hospital Safety Score in five of the six past grades and is one of only 832 hospitals nationally to receive an “A” for its commitment to safety.
“Ensuring our patient’s safety while they are in our care is a top priority,” said Jeff Scionti, CEO of Parkland Medical Center. “I am proud of our dedicated staff for their vigilance and ongoing commitment to keeping our patients safe and providing the best care possible. On behalf of Parkland, we are once again honored to receive national recognition as an “A” rated hospital in patient safety.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Parkland Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”