Las Colinas Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital
Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by
employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety
ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon
Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and
medication errors, and infections.

U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their
safety. “At Las Colinas Medical Center, we have always believed that focusing
on safety and quality of care is good business for both the patients we serve
and our hospital,” said Daniela Decell, CEO, Las Colinas Medical Center. “We
are very proud to be recognized for our efforts, as patient care is our
business.” “It’s The Leapfrog Group’s goal to give patients the information
they need and deserve before even entering a hospital,” said Leah Binder,
president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the hospitals that
earned an ‘A’ and we look forward to the day when all hospitals in the U.S.
will earn the highest scores for putting patient safety first.”

To see Las Colinas Medical Center’s scores as they compare
nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org,
the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the
public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Calculated
under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert
Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available
hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s
overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical
and medication errors. 


The panel includes: John Birkmeyer (University of
Michigan), Ashish Jha (Harvard University), Lucian Leape (Harvard University),
Arnold Millstein (Stanford University), Peter Pronovost (Johns Hopkins
University), Patrick Romano (University of California, Davis), Sara Singer
(Harvard University), Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt University), and Robert Wachter
(University of California, San Francisco).
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