Las Palmas Medical Center was recently awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades. This national distinction recognizes hospitals’ efforts to provide safer healthcare and protect patients from harm.
“Patient care and safety are our top priorities at Las Palmas Medical Center, and it is a great honor to be recognized by a national group for our efforts to provide safe patient care to El Pasoans,” Don Karl, chief executive officer of Las Palmas Medical Center, said. “Las Palmas Medical Center is grateful for our healthcare workers and their dedication to providing safe, high-quality healthcare for our patients, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for patients.
The Hospital Safety Grade assigns a letter grade to hospitals across the country every six months based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections among patients in their care.
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.