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Five Medical City Hospitals Receive National Recognition

Patient safety, rehabilitation, maternal care, and environmentally-friendly construction were all noted.

Medical City Dallas, Fort Worth, Women’s Hospital, Lewisville, and Plano have all received recognition for a variety of service lines and safety measures.

Patient Safety

Medical City Dallas and Lewisville were both recognized for patient safety with Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Medical City Dallas earned the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award for the second year in a row. The award places the hospital in the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data.

“We are proud that this award recognizes our constant focus on safety, patient-centered care and clinical excellence,” says Medical City Dallas CEO Chris Mowan via release. “This high honor is further demonstration of our commitment to care for and improve human life.”

For the third year in a row, Medical City Lewisville received the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, which recognizes exceptional patient safety performance in the Medicare population and places recipients in the top 10% for patient safety in the nation.

“It is a great honor to receive this award, which is indicative of our hospital’s unwavering dedication to providing the highest quality, safe care to our patients. It is even more meaningful to receive the Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award at a time when patients’ and the community’s need for the delivery of care within a safe environment is needed the most,” LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville, said in a press release. “This award exemplifies our continued commitment to our mission and to the care and improvement of human life.”

The award is measured using objective outcomes for 13 patient safety marks determined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Healthgrades found that patients cared for in hospitals that have earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award are less likely to have medical complications, and if other hospitals performed at the level of a Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient, about 110,864 patient safety events could be avoided.

Rehabilitation

The IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation ranked Medical City Fort Worth in the top 10% of inpatient rehabilitation units in the nation. The ranking is determined using UDSMR’s program evaluation model, a tool that is used to recognize facilities for their delivery of timely, effective, and efficient patient-oriented care. The program evaluation model gives facilities a ranking and a composite performance score.

Medical City Fort Worth’s inpatient rehabilitation unit provides patients one-on-one therapy in a dedicated gym, effective clinical communication, personalized plans of care, and attainable goals to help patients recover quickly.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the nation,” says Heather Hargrove, Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Medical City Fort Worth via release. “Our team comes to work every day with the goal of providing ‘excellence always’ care and improving our patients’ lives through effective rehabilitation. This recognition validates our team’s efforts.”

Maternal Care

Medical City Dallas Women’s Hospital has earned a Level IV Maternal Designation. The designation is the highest level of care designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The classification is earned after a two-year review process from a multi-disciplinary team approved by the state.

“This designation underscores our commitment to the highest level of care and safety for women and babies,” Jessica O’Neal, Medical City Dallas Women’s Hospital CEO said via release. “Our board certified physicians, expert staff and critical care teams stand ready to care for our patients at the highest level throughout their lifetime.”

A Level IV Maternal designated institution ensures care for low-risk pregnant and postpartum patients as well high-risk complex surgical or obstetrical conditions. Designated faculty provide behavioral health specialists, surgical specialists, and on-site consultation to a range of medical and maternal sub-specialists.

Construction

The Medical City City Plano Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital was awarded the U.S Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design v4 Gold certification.

LEED v4 is a prestigious designation developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and the most frequent green building rating system in the world. LEED certified spaces ensure that the building is operated and built to the highest level of sustainability.

Medical City Plano Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital received the designation for its creation of green strategies and solutions including energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality, water savings, and sustainable site development.

“LEED is a transformative tool that ensures a building is designed and operated to achieve high performance, improve human health and protect the environment,” Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC said via release. “By prioritizing sustainability, Medical City Plano Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital is leading the way in their industry and helping USGBC continue towards our goal of green buildings for everyone within this generation.”

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