Corpus Christi, TX – Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) Bay Area has earned an “A” and Doctors Regional a “B” for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

 “At Corpus Christi Medical Center, we are driven by our mission to care for and improve human life and our focus is first and foremost on our patients and their safety,” said Eric Evans, CEO of Corpus Christi Medical Center. “It is a tremendous achievement to earn our 7th consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This distinction is a reflection of our commitment to providing safe, top-quality medical care to our community.” 

 The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade, which is updated every six months, assigns a grade of ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, or ‘F’ to all general hospitals across the country. Grades are based on each hospital’s performance in preventing harm to patients in their care, including medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Corpus Christi Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Corpus Christi Medical Center has a long history of providing safe, quality care and has consistently earned top safety grades. To see the hospitals’ full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.