TriStar Southern Hills earns A in patient safety from national Leapfrog Group


"All seven Rhode Island hospitals included in the report received an A. In 2012, the state ranked 50th for its hospitals" grades.

Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne all received A grades.

"We encourage people to check the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and other information on Leapfrog's website when choosing a hospital", said Linda Schwimmer, President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, a consumer advocacy and research nonprofit. If every hospital in the United States received an "A" grade, according to Leapfrog, 33,000 lives would be saved on an annual basis. In the spring, 27 hospitals earned A's. The report called out Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Idaho for improvements since the inception of the Hospital Safety Grade five years ago. Although patient safety should be a top priority for all hospitals. Despite the relatively small fluctuations in performance among hospitals overall, Binder said she has noticed consistent performance improvement among hospitals in certain states. Freeman is one of 18 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. S. health care system.

A new survey of the nation's hospitals has been released.

"We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of WellStar Douglas Hospital and WellStar Paulding Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first". But the state agency has a full consumer report of all the in hospitals available on its website.

The state had just one hospital receive an A, Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. Other states with significant improvement include OR, going from 48th in 2012 to eighth today, Hawaii from 36th to third, Wisconsin from 44th to sixth, and Idaho from 19th to fourth. To support Leapfrog's nationwide transparency effort, the Maryland Health Care Commission generated individual measure results for Maryland hospitals.

Several hospitals across in the greater Philadelphia area also received "A" grades.



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