Medical Center of Plano earns an “A” for patient safety

The Medical Center of Plano received an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades grade. Nationwide, hospital Leapfrog assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to provide a picture of patient safety in the U.S. The Medical Center of Plano was one of 844 hospitals to receive an ‘A,’ ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“At The Medical Center of Plano, our patients’ health and safety are imperative,” said CEO Medical Center of Plano Charles Gressle. “Leapfrog’s A-rating confirms our ongoing efforts to ensure a safe environment for all of our patients and provides a benchmark which can be compared to other facilities in the area and nationwide. We are proud to be among the elite ‘A’ level hospitals in the country.”

“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.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign 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.

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