Medical City McKinney has earned an “A” rating for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide were announced today. Medical City McKinney was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

Our entire staff is dedicated to exceeding our patients’ expectations by delivering outstanding medical care to every patient, every time,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical City McKinney CEO. “An “A” ranking represents our commitment to delivering the highest level of quality patient care to those we treat.”

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

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.