EL PASO, Texas—Las Palmas Medical Center announced today that it received an “A” for patient safety, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the U.S. according to The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assign grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. Las Palmas Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking.

“This ranking is representative of the hard work and dedication to patients embodied by our staff and physicians,” Don Karl, chief executive officer of Las Palmas Medical Center, said. “Patient care and safety are our highest priorities, and we’re pleased to be recognized by a national group for our efforts in this area.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

To see Las Palmas Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade

Las Palmas Medical Center

Las Palmas Medical Center, located at 1801 N. Oregon, is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, the leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region, with physicians, nurses and staff who are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care available. With 316 beds, this full-service, acute care hospital offers comprehensive medical services in nearly every specialty including a certified stroke program, pediatric intensive care, award-winning maternity, cardiology and neuroscience. Las Palmas Medical Center is also known for cutting-edge robotic surgery and the region’s only kidney transplant program.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.