Mission Regional Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient
Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
(Mission, TX) April 24, 2018 – When it comes to patient safety, Mission
Regional Medical Center was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog
Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care
quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Mission Regional Medical
Center was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting
patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across
the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections
and other harms among patients in their care.
“We are honored to earn a grade A on Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety
Score,” said Kane Dawson, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center.
“Maintaining the highest national standards for patient safety is
something we strive for day in and day out. This commitment to patient
safety represents an inherent dedication by our medical teams to deliver
safe, consistent, quality care to our community today and for years to
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients
from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and
injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
“Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among
the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting
their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data
to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year.
It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Mission Regional Medical Center full grade details, and to access
patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org
and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
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.
About Mission Regional Medical Center: Mission Regional Medical Center is a 297-bed, non-profit hospital that
provides inpatient and outpatient hospital services to the people of the
Rio Grande Valley. Rated one of the top hospitals in the country for clinical
excellence in many services including maternity and orthopedic care, Mission
Regional Medical Center has been offering quality healthcare, close to
home, for over 60 years. For more information visit www.missionrmc.org
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 44 acute-care
hospitals providing nearly 43,500 jobs in 14 states. Twelve of the hospitals
are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity
with a mission of providing quality, compassionate healthcare for all.
Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country,
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 38 times and among the “15 Top
Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare is the only "Top
10 Health System" west of the Mississippi. For more information,
please visit www.primehealthcare.com.