Medical City Weatherford, formerly Weatherford Regional Medical Center, has been recognized among the top five percent of hospitals for patient safety by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ is a designation that recognizes the superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.
During the study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award, such as Medical City Weatherford, 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
During the study period, Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance according to 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Medical City Weatherford is one among five Medical City Healthcare hospitals recognized by Healthgrades for Patient Safety Excellence in 2018. Sister facilities included Medical City Arlington, Medical City Lewisville, Medical city McKinney and Medical City North Hills.
About Medical City Weatherford
Medical City Weatherford is a full-service acute care hospital licensed for 103 beds. Serving Parker and surrounding counties, Medical City Weatherford provides over 30 medical specialties including a Level IV emergency room, women’s services, labor and delivery, cardiology and comprehensive imaging. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the facility has received the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, the Press Ganey Summit Award, and is an accredited Chest Pain and Primary Stroke center.
Medical City Weatherford is part of Medical City Healthcare.
Medical City Weatherford May 17, 2018