Along with the 19 hospitals in MI earning an "A", 26 earned a "B", 28 earned a "C" and four earned a "D".
A hospital safety watchdog group called Leapfrog has released its latest list of safest - and riskiest - hospitals in the United States. This fall, Leapfrog scored 2,632 hospitals, of which 832 earned As, 662 received Bs and 964 garnered Cs. "Our passion for patients allows us to create one of the state's safest hospital environments". It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed and fully transparent.
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 USA hospitals. Here's where the city's hospitals now stand on safety.
Thirteen Virginia hospitals near D.C. received A grades. The fact that hospitals overall haven't improved performance in the last five years might be because they are inundated with many other kinds of public surveys and reports that also evaluate their performance, said Francois de Brantes, vice president and director of the Center for Payment Innovation at the Altarum Institute.More news: Puerto Rico Cancels Contract With Firm From Interior Secretary's Hometown
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It is the fourth consecutive "A" rating for McDowell Hospital. "We congratulate the clinicians, board members, management and staff of St. Catherine Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first". "At the very least, everyone should get an A on patient safety".
MI fell in state rankings from 19th in fall 2016 to 25th in spring 2017 in percentage of hospital with an "A" grade.
One state appears on the state rankings for the first time today, the state of Maryland.
WellStar's Douglas and Paulding hospitals were two of just 14 hospitals in the state to receive an "A" ranking. "We appreciate hospital ratings as a tool to help inform patients' decisions about their health care and believe they play an important role in holding hospitals accountable to patients and the communities we serve", Gary Stephenson, Sibley Memorial Hospital spokesperson, said in a written statement.