Medical City Arlington May 17, 2018

Medical City Arlington has received the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Medical City Arlington is among only 458 hospitals across the nation to achieve the award in 2018.

"Medical City Arlington is very proud of this achievement as it signifies our focused efforts on maintaining safety and elevating the standard of care for patients in the communities we serve," said Eric Benink, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Medical City Arlington.

During the study period, Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). 

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

  • 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 52.4 percent less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals 

  • 54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals

Medical City Arlington is one of five Medical City Healthcare hospitals to receive the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ including Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, Medical City North Hills and Medical City Weatherford.