Hospital rankings released: See how Michiana scored

Faith Castro
November 1, 2017

The biannual 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report shows the safety grades of hospitals in five states - Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Idaho - have improved significantly since Leapfrog first issued grades in 2012.

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. Four local Lehigh Valley hospitals made the list.

No Maryland hospitals in the D.C. area got F grades, and one got an A.

The Blue Ribbon Expert Panel selected 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, analyzed the data and determined the weight of each measure based on evidence, opportunity forimprovement and impact.

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 US hospitals.

If you would like to see how your hospital measures up, you can see the grades for every Washington hospital here.

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The evaluation system factors in medical errors, infections and injuries, data provided to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Hospital Association, and surveys compiled by Leapfrog. But the state agency has a full consumer report of all the in hospitals available on its website.

It is the fourth consecutive "A" rating for McDowell Hospital. "At the very least, everyone should get an A on patient safety". "We are seeing in pockets of the country like Rhode Island, there seems to be a significant effort and achievement to bringing all hospitals to top levels of safety", she said.

One state appears on the state rankings for the first time today, the state of Maryland.

An annual grading system says Michigan's hospital care rank is dropping.

The upshot is that Philly's number of "A" hospitals dropped to five. Numerous 15 hospitals that received F grades treat a high proportion of low-income patients with complex healthcare needs.

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