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Methodist Mansfield gets more than a passing grade in patient safety

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Methodist Mansfield (Texas) Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score in the fall of 2013 by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. A Hospital Safety Score of an “A” is awarded based on how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“Achieving an ‘A’ on the hospital safety score demonstrates our commitment to the patients and families we serve, and our continued focus on creating the safest healthcare environment possible,” said Tonya Pena, RN-BC, manager of surgical acute.

The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of hospital safety data to produce a score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm, according to the release. More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this fall.

“Our team prides itself on delivering exceptional care to every person we have the privilege to serve,” said Donna Crimmins-Bonnell, RN, MHSM, the center’s interim CNO and director of quality services.

See how Methodist Mansfield’s scores compare nationally and locally at HospitalSafetyScore.org.

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