Dallas Regional Medical Center Earns Coveted 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

Dallas Regional Medical Center Earns Coveted 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

12-09-2016

Mesquite, TX, December 9, 2016 – The Leapfrog Group announced this week Dallas Regional Medical Center has been named a “Top General Hospital,” and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital in the U.S. may receive, this recognition highlights the hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality.

We are thrilled to be named a ‘Top General Hospital,’ and I would like to thank all of our physicians and staff for helping us achieve this recognition,” said Glenda Newby, CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center. “Patient health and safety are the most important things for us, and this award shows our continued commitment to delivering great care to those we serve.”

The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Dallas Regional Medical Center has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Mesquite requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”

To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

About Dallas Regional Medical Center

Dallas Regional Medical Center, located in Mesquite, Texas, is a 202-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Dallas Regional offers a wide array of services including a 24-hour Emergency Department, surgical and cardiac services, oncology, a state of the art Bariatric/Weight Loss Institute and is home to a new Labor and Delivery unit. Recognitions include Top Performer by The Joint Commission, Best Hospital rankings by US News and World Report, and Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Award. For more information, visit www.dallasregionalmedicalcenter.com.

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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