McKinney, TX – Medical Center of McKinney has earned an “A” rating for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by, Medical Center of McKinney was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score recognition is representative of our commitment to delivering the highest level of quality patient care,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical Center of McKinney CEO. “We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why our entire staff is dedicated exceeding our patients’ expectations by delivering outstanding medical care to every patient, every time.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Medical Center of McKinney’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney is a 260 bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. MCM is a primary stroke center and achieved the Joint Commission’s prestigious Top Performer recognition for sustaining excellence in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. The ER at Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is MCM’s provider-based emergency room.  Medical Center of McKinney is part of HCA.  For more information: www.medicalcenterofmckinney.com.