Methodist Mansfield Earns 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog's fall 2016

Mansfield – Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is proud to announce it received the highest rating possible by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“Methodist Mansfield’s A grade is a powerful reminder of our commitment to saving and improving lives,” says Methodist Mansfield president John Phillips, FACHE. “Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that puts safety and patient care above all else. We continue to institute initiatives to decrease infection rates and improve surgical outcomes, and are pleased to be recognized one of the safest hospitals in the United States.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,600 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2016, with 844 hospitals receiving an A grade. To see Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s full grade, visit: http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Seven hospitals and 25 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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