Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC) recently received the 2019 Patient
Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource
for information about physicians and hospitals.
This award recognizes hospitals for their performance in safeguarding patients
from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital
stay. These hospitals are in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient
safety, according to Healthgrades.
This is the second year in a row that DRMC has received this award.
“We're so proud and honored to have received back-to-back Healthgrades
Patient Safety Excellence Awards. Our top priority is always patient safety,
so these awards really show us that we're meeting our goals and providing
great care,” said Glenda Matchett, DRMC CEO. “I've said
it before, but it's our great staff and providers who deserve the
credit. They are dedicated to our patients and work tirelessly to ensure
all needs are met.”
Patient safety measures how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections
and other serious conditions based on 14 serious, potentially preventable
“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades
Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals
that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications,
for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD,
chief medical officer of Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals
and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”
Additionally, DRMC is a Five-Star recipient for Appendectomy, 2019, Pacemaker
Procedures, 2018 and 2019, and Hip Fracture Treatment, 2018 and 2019.
A five-star rating indicates that a hospital's clinical outcomes are
statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition
or performing the procedure being evaluated, according to Healthgrades.