McDowell Hospital has earned the desirable "A" grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U. This fall, Leapfrog scored 2,632 hospitals, of which 832 earned As, 662 received Bs and 964 garnered Cs.
Leapfrog gave letter grades to some 2,630 hospitals across 50 states plus D.C. based on a range of patient safety measures. "We commend the Maryland Health Care Commission for their leadership, which was instrumental in getting Leapfrog the data needed to issue these grades". Leapfrog's updated rankings placed Pennsylvania at number 25, with 30.16 percent of its hospitals receiving an "A" grade. "Our passion for patients allows us to create one of the state's safest hospital environments". Four others received a B grade, and four were given a C grade.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital's B grade was unchanged, as were C grades for Blake Medical Center and Venice Regional Bayfront Health, and a D for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.
Hilton Head Hospital received the lowest rating of the three for four of the six categories involving doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the recent report.
LeapFrog spokesperson Erica Mobley says the report is created to provide patients with information on how to protect themselves when visiting a hospital.
CT hospitals rank 30th nationwide when it comes to avoiding medical errors, injuries and infections, a new report released Tuesday finds. 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.
An annual grading system says Michigan's hospital care rank is dropping. The grades are calculated by patient-safety experts, peer-reviewed and available to everyone free of charge.
The upshot is that Philly's number of "A" hospitals dropped to five. "At the very least, everyone should get an A on patient safety".