FRISCO, TEXAS November 29, 2012 – Centennial Medical Center, based in Frisco, Texas, was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“Patient safety is of the utmost importance at Centennial. We are honored to receive recognition for our leadership and dedication to providing the best and safest care possible for our patients.” said Joe Thomason, Centennial Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “This A rating would not have been possible without our outstanding staff and the teamwork that has become an integral part of Centennial’s culture in order to deliver the best outcomes for our patients and their families.”
“Hospitals like this that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate Centennial Medical Center for its safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”
To see Centennial Medical Center’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D or F for their safety.
ABOUT CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER
We care completely at Centennial Medical Center, where your family’s total well being is our reason for being. Located off Highway 121 and Coit Road, Centennial offers an array of services ranging from maternity, radiology and pediatrics to sophisticated services such as neurosurgery, open heart surgery, and the latest procedures in joint replacement. We also have a 12-bed critical care unit to care for the most critical patients.
Our emergency department is fully accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers because of our commitment to high standards and quality of care that helps ensure our patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted during a coronary event. We are staffed with board-certified ER physicians, and our wait times are half the national average!
Centennial has all-inclusive maternity services that include a variety of classes, tours and support to help you prepare for what to expect when you’re expecting. We have private LDR suites, mom/baby rooming, care packages, as well as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to ensure the best possible care in any circumstance.
Absolute care from absolute caregivers. It’s why Centennial takes tremendous pride in delivering the utmost compassion and care to all who enter our doors. Visit Centennial at www.centennialmedcenter.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT THE LEAPFROG GROUP
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.