Keck Hospital of USC Earns an "A" Grade for Patient Safety

See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 Michigan hospitals

See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 Michigan hospitals

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.

For more information about the Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Six received an "A" grade, four received a "B" grade and five received "C" grades at the time. The fact that hospitals overall haven't improved performance in the last five years might be because they are inundated with many other kinds of public surveys and reports that also evaluate their performance, said Francois de Brantes, vice president and director of the Center for Payment Innovation at the Altarum Institute. Rhode Island ranked first among the states with the most A hospitals. Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to number one in the fall of 2017. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

"What we've learned is that transparency has a real impact on patient safety", Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, said in a statement.

Based on that data, Leapfrog measures 27 aspects of patient health and safety.

OR jumped from a 48th ranking in 2012 to eighth this year, and Hawaii went from 36th to third.

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"It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety". The state had just one hospital receive an A, Howard County General Hospital in Columbia.

"We are delighted to receive another "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade", says Rodney B. Hanners, chief executive officer of Keck Medical Center of USC.

St. Catherine Hospital was one of only 832 hospitals out of 2,639 hospitals in the US, and only one of 18 in IN, to receive an "A" for its commitment to meeting the highest patient safety standards in the country.

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

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