Hospital receives 'A' rating for patient safety

See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 Michigan hospitals

Other local hospitals received a C grade.

There were more hospitals with failing grades in this report, however, than in the Spring 2017 edition.

Maryland was not ranked in comparison to other states because the state requires unique medical reporting standards, Leapfrog said.

"Receiving the highest mark from the Leapfrog Group is a reaffirmation of Kaiser Permanente's commitment to high-quality health care and patient safety", Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser in the Central Valley area, said in a statement. Here's where the city's hospitals now stand on safety. The awards recognize hospitals that achieve 12 consecutive months or more without certain preventable hospital-acquired infections. The data is derived from the CMS, Leapfrog's own hospital survey, and secondary data sources like the American Hospital Association. "UMC scored better than average in a majority of categories identified". "Our passion for patients allows us to create one of the state's safest hospital environments".

Sibley Memorial Hospital: B "As part of our commitment, we review and analyze hospital ratings with interest, such as those recently released by Leapfrog". This places them among the top 31 percent of health care systems nationwide, and the top 30 percent in Florida. Virginia Mason Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center both got "A" grades.

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Fifty-nine hospitals have earned an "A" ranking in each of the safety grades since its inception.

Also this summer, UMC was ordered to stop delivering babies because of "deficiencies" in its care. Its hospital safety grades, released every April and October since 2012, are aimed at encouraging patients to pay attention to safety when they choose hospitals. The five states with the biggest improvements include Rhode Island, which ranked as the best state overall on the most recent report, was ranked 50th in 2012. "By making the Hospital Safety Grades public, we've galvanized major changes in these states and many communities".

Using this online database, you can look up a specific hospital or search by community. "At the very least, everyone should get an A on patient safety".

You can read how the letter grade is calculated here. If data in several categories is missing, Leapfrog won't rank that hospital.

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