Dallas Regional Medical Center Awarded "A" Grade by Hospital
MESQUITE, TX (October 23, 2013) – Dallas Regional Medical Center
(located in Mesquite, TX) was honored with an “A” grade in
the Fall 2013 update to the
Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors,
injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the
guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is
administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry
watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in
Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to
protect themselves and their families.
“I have to credit all of our Dallas Regional Medical Center’s
associates who strive hard every day to deliver the best, local quality
care to the Mesquite and Sunnyvale surrounding communities. We have really
improved in the last three years in quality and realize this is an ongoing
endeavor. As I rounded in the hospital sharing the good news of our “A”
grade, you could see our associates faces light up and take pride in being
servant leaders to those in need. They were so excited they wanted me
to make sure and get the word out that healthcare in Mesquite is just
as good as or
better than healthcare anywhere in the DFW market or the United States for that
matter,” reports Tina Pollock, CEO Dallas Regional Medical Center.
“As patients begin to take a more active role in selecting where
to receive health care, it has never been more important to focus on hospital
safety and transparency. The ‘A’ hospitals, including Dallas
Regional Medical Center are helping us to raise the standards of health
care nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.
“We offer our congratulations and hope the hospital will continue
to strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence in patient safety.”
To see Dallas Regional Medical Center’s scores as they compare nationally
and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones,
visit the Hospital Safety Score website at
www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app,
Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel,
the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 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
2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this Fall. A full analysis
of the data and methodology used is available on the Hospital Safety Score website.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit 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.
Established in 1964, Dallas Regional Medical Center is a 202-bed acute
care hospital located in Mesquite. It has approximately 550 employees
and is one of the largest employers in Mesquite. The hospital is accredited
by the Joint Commission and received Chest Pain Accreditation in 2012
and Stroke Center Accreditation in 2013. With over 400 physicians on staff,
Dallas Regional provides 24-hour emergency, critical care, medical, surgical,
and cardiac services including open heart surgery, MAKOplasty robotic
procedures, DaVinci robotic procedures, orthopedics, state of the art
imaging services, and more.