Hospital receives 'A' rating for patient safety

See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 Michigan hospitals

Along with the 19 hospitals in MI earning an "A", 26 earned a "B", 28 earned a "C" and four earned a "D". "It ends up being a strategic decision, "how much effort do I want to spend on this?'", he said". It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed and fully transparent.

Based on that data, Leapfrog measures 27 aspects of patient health and safety.

In September, Coastal Carolina andHilton Head hospitals both received four Certified Zero Harm Awards at the annual South Carolina Medical Association/South Carolina Hospital Association Trustee, Administrator and Physician Conference. Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to number one in the fall of 2017.

For more information about the Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. OR has climbed 48th in the first safety grade report in 2012 to eighth.

Almost half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes than often make patients sicker than they arrived.




Rhode Island, Maine, Hawaii, Idaho and Virginia are the states with the highest percentage of "A"-ranked hospitals". "Hospitals have come together whether as hospital engagement networks, or collaboratives". About a third of hospitals overall earned an "A" from Leapfrog: 832 of the 2,632 hospitals rated this fall.

Maryland had previously been exempted from reporting key hospital safety metrics.

The report card assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. The association also said that Maryland's quality improvement program "may not compare as well" to the rest of the nation because it uses 65 measures instead of "just a handful" the CMS uses.

Leapfrog gave fifteen hospitals an "F" grade, but none of them are in Washington state.

Conemaugh Memorial in Johnstown and UPMC Bedford received the top grade of "A" for fall 2017. "Patient safety is patient safety".

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