Las Colinas Medical Center Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score
June 14, 2012
Washington, DC, June 6, 2012 – 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).
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.
About Las Colinas Medical Center
Founded in 1997, our hospital has been serving a growing community for more than 15 years. We are a full-service 100-bed, acute care facility located in Irving, TX. While notably recognized for Women’s Services, Las Colinas Medical Center offers a full range of services including the following: Cardiovascular (Chest Pain Accredited), orthopedic/spine, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and
general surgery. Las Colinas Medical Center is Irving’s only Primary Stroke Certified Hospital and is equipped with telemedicine services in our Emergency Department.
For more information about our hospital, please contact us at the number above or visit our website at www.lascolinasmedical.com.