Medical Properties Trust, Inc. bridges the gap between the growing demand for high-quality healthcare and the ability to deliver it cost-effectively. Specializing in acute-care, community and rehabilitation hospitals, this healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) provides operators access to capital for facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and new construction through long-term net leases of real estate assets. By reinvesting non-earning assets into operations, MPT clients are able to participate in the growth of the largest sector of the U.S. economy.
Eleven hospitals operated by Prime Healthcare Services in California have been awarded the top grade for patient safety, including eight facilities owned by Medical Properties Trust.
The awards are part of the first annual Hospital Safety ScoreSM calculated under the guidelines of The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent non-profit dedicated to eliminating hospital-acquired infections, medication mix-ups and other problems that can be experienced during hospital stays.
A blue ribbon panel of experts from some of the nation's leading universities - including Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt - evaluated the safety records of 2,652 hospitals from publicly available information. Only 729 of the hospitals - or 27 percent - received an "A."
Founded in 2000 with the support of the Business Roundtable, The Leapfrog Group uses the collective leverage of large healthcare purchasers to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of American healthcare.
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