Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) Bay Area and Doctors Regional hospitals have both received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Bay Area and Doctors Regional for their achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. Both hospitals have earned top grades consecutively for more than four years in a row.

“We are honored and proud to have achieved an 'A' grade from the distinguished Leapfrog Group,” said Eric Evans, CEO of CCMC “This 'A' is a testament to our ongoing dedication to providing the highest quality care possible for our patients in the Corpus Christi region.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital's ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An 'A' Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see CCMC Bay Area and Doctors Regional full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade webpage and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.