See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 MI hospitals

Keck Hospital of USC Earns an “A” Grade for Patient Safety

The latest Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by the Leapfrog Group demonstrates the large differences in patient safety between hospitals, even among those in the same state or region. This puts Maryland near the bottom of Leapfrog's bi-annual state rankings analysis, in which states are ranked according to the percentage of "A" hospitals.

Virginia Mason has earned an A grade 12 consecutive times and is one of only 59 organizations in the United States that has achieved straight-A status in the Leapfrog program.

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Howard County General Hospital: A "This rating is an affirmation of the work we are doing to deliver quality outcomes, patient safety and the best overall experience", Steven C. Snelgrove, president of Howard County General Hospital said.

Since 2012 when the scoring system began, Leapfrog Group says it has seen a 21 percent decline in hospital-acquired conditions, increased adoption and improved functionality of computerized physician order entry systems and millions of averted patient harms.

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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center: D "We don't believe our grade is a reflection of the care we give at Shady Grove".

In the category of infections for the fall 2017 report, Beaufort Memorial Hospital scored as well as the best hospitals in the country all five areas surveyed, which was one more category than the spring report. Numerous 15 hospitals that received F grades treat a high proportion of low-income patients with complex healthcare needs.

Three area hospitals - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital - retained their A grades in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report for fall 2017. Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to number one in the fall of 2017. But the state agency has a full consumer report of all the in hospitals available on its website.

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. Structural Measures represent the environment in which patients receive care.

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