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Nearly 38% of DFW hospitals earn ‘A’ grades in 2021 safety study

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The share of Dallas-Fort Worth hospitals earning “A” grades for patient safety in the spring from the nonprofit Leapfrog Group stood at 37.5%, slightly below the percentage for Texas as a whole.

More than 2,700 acute-care hospitals in the United States, including 48 in DFW, are graded twice annually by Leapfrog and assigned letter grades. The safety grades measure 27 patient care components in order to highlight each hospital’s efforts to protect patients from preventable injury, medical errors, serious accidents and infections, according to Leapfrog.

In Texas, 40.3% of the state’s hospitals earned “A” grades. The share of hospitals in the state earning “A” grades in the fall of 2020 was 42.7%, and the state’s fall 2020 ranking was 13th among the 50 states.

Nationwide, about one-third of hospitals earned “A” grades; 24% collected “B’s”; 35%, “C’s”; 7%, “D’s”; and under 1%, “F’s.”

The Leapfrog methodology has been peer-reviewed and aims to encourage hospitals to prioritize patient safety, the analysis states.

Hospital Safety Rankings for Dallas-Area Hospitals

Hospital City Grade
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital Dallas A
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas C
Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas A
UT Southwestern Zale Lipshy Pavilion Dallas A
Parkland Health & Hospital System Dallas C
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Dallas A
City Hospital at White Rock Dallas C
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas C
Medical City Dallas Dallas A
Dallas Medical Center Dallas A
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving C
Methodist Charlton Medical Center Dallas B
Dallas Regional Medical Center Mesquite A
Medical City Las Colinas Irving A
Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Sunnyvale C
Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Plano D
Medical City Plano Plano A
Methodist Richardson Medical Center Richardson A
Carrollton Regional Medical Center Carrollton C
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano C
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Arlington C
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Bedford C
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe C
Medical City Arlington Arlington A
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine C
USMD Hospital at Arlington Arlington C
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall B
Medical City Lewisville Lewisville A
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Frisco Frisco C
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Centennial Frisco C
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Mansfield A
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound C
Texas Health Resources Allen C
Medical City North Hills North Richland Hills B
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie Waxahachie C
Medical City Frisco Frisco A
Medical City McKinney McKinney A
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney McKinney C
Medical City Alliance Fort Worth A
John Peter Smith Hospital Fort Worth B
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital

Alliance

Fort Worth C
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Fort Worth C
Medical City Denton Denton A
Medical City Fort Worth Fort Worth A
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth Fort Worth C
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Burleson B
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Denton C
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth Fort Worth C

Source: Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 

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