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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Earns “A” in Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score

May 08, 2015 01:42PM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was honored with an “A” grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from 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 peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“Receiving an “A” Hospital Safety Score reaffirms the continued dedication of our staff to deliver quality care and that patient safety is our number one priority,” said John Phillips, FACHE, president Methodist Mansfield. “We strive for perfection and focus on patient safety to deliver the highest quality care with the best clinical outcomes.”  Methodist Mansfield has earned from The Leapfrog Group® an “A” safety rating six consecutive times in a row.

 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 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in spring 2015, with 782 hospitals and 30.92 percent receiving an “A” grade.

 The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, with a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades available online. To see how Methodist Mansfield score compares locally and nationally, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and their loved ones, go to www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Consumers can also go to www.hospitalsafetyscore.org for a free download of the Hospital Safety Score mobile app.

Methodist Mansfield continually seeks the highest quality health care for its patients and voluntarily participates in reports and studies that further quality and safety.

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