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01 November 2017, 12:22 | Todd Saunders
See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 Michigan hospitals
This was done in accordance with the specifications used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for hospitals nationwide, resulting in Maryland Safety Grades being reported this fall.
Two of those metro providers - Porter Adventist Hospital and Rose Medical Center - are among the 59 hospitals nationally that have received an A in every report card since the Washington, D.C. -based organization began issuing them five years ago. For the first time, Maryland hospitals were included in the Leapfrog Safety Grades.
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.
"What we've learned is that transparency has a real impact on patient safety".
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 USA hospitals.
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Sibley Memorial Hospital: B "As part of our commitment, we review and analyze hospital ratings with interest, such as those recently released by Leapfrog". Freeman is one of 18 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade.
MI fell in state rankings from 19th in fall 2016 to 25th in spring 2017 in percentage of hospital with an "A" grade. "At the very least, everyone should get an A on patient safety". "We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of McDowell Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first".
The state had just one hospital receive an A, Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. Rita Numerof, president and co-founder of consultancy Numerof & Associates, said "There should be no correlation between safety rates and socioeconomic status." de Brantes agreed, saying hospitals can control the processes in place to ensure the care they provide is safe.
Coastal Carolina Hospital scored a "C" from spring 2014 through spring 2016, but jumped up to an "A" on the last three reports.
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