Texoma Medical Center (TMC) received an "A" grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing TMC’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D," or "F" grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. This is the third consecutive grading period that TMC has been awarded an "A".
According to hospital system CEO, Ron Seal, "TMC is proud to have achieved an 'A' rating for three consecutive grading periods. This recognition speaks to our continued commitment to creating a safe experience for our patients."
"An 'A' safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but TMC shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes."
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Texoma Medical Center was awarded an "A" grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021.