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The Leapfrog Group Releases Its National 'Hospital Safety Grade' Report for Fall 2018


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DID YOU KNOW THAT ERRORS AND INFECTIONS, IN HOSPITALS, ARE THE THIRD-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH, IN THE U-S?  THAT'S A FRIGHTENING STATISTIC.  BUT, SOME HOSPITALS ARE BETTER AT PROTECTING THEIR PATIENTS THAN OTHERS.  AND, YOU CAN FIND OUT WHICH IS WHICH.  THAT'S WHY THE NONPROFIT WATCHDOG, "THE LEAPFROG GROUP", CREATED THE "HOSPITAL-SAFETY GRADE"--A GRADE OF "A", "B", "C", "D", OR "F", ASSIGNED BY EXPERTS, TO ALL GENERAL-HOSPITALS IN THE COUNTRY, ON HOW SAFE THEY ARE FOR PATIENTS.  LEAH BINDER [LIKE "BIND", NOT "BIN"] IS "LEAPFROG'S" PRESIDENT AND C-E-O...

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SO MUCH CAN GO WRONG IN A HOSPITAL.  IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHICH HOSPITALS, IN YOUR AREA, ARE THE SAFEST--AND [TO] SEEK OUT HOSPITALS WITH THE HIGHEST HOSPITAL-SAFETY GRADES.  UNFORTUNATELY, EVEN 'A'-GRADED HOSPITALS AREN'T PERFECTLY SAFE.  SO, WE ALSO OFFER STEPS [THAT] YOU CAN TAKE TO PROTECT YOURSELF.  OUR GOAL IS FOR PATIENTS TO HAVE THE INFORMATION [THAT] THEY NEED TO STAY SAFE--AND TO MOTIVATE HOSPITALS TO PUT PATIENT-SAFETY FIRST--EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY."

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COMPARE LOCAL HOSPITALS, FOR FREE--AND GET TIPS ON STAYING SAFE--BY VISITING "HOSPITAL-SAFETY-GRADE"-DOT-ORG.


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-- Fall 2018 State Rankings ( The Leapfrog Group) --

Fall 2018 Ranking (Including Ties)

State (Including D.C.)

Percentage of A-Rated Hospitals for Fall 2018

Spring 2018 Ranking (Including Ties)

Percentage of A-Rated Hospitals for Spring 2018

1

New Jersey

56.72%

17

33.85%

2

Oregon

54.55%

11

41.38%

3

Virginia

51.52%

5

51.67%

4

Massachusetts

44.07%

4

53.57%

5

Texas

43.06%

14

35.71%

6

North Carolina

43.04%

9

41.89%

7

Rhode Island

42.86%

3

62.50%

8

Ohio

42.73%

8

42.45%

9

Colorado

41.46%

6

47.22%

10

Maine

40.00%

7

42.86%

11

Michigan

39.51%

24

30.26%

12

Louisiana

39.22%

28

27.08%

13

Illinois

39.09%

15

34.58%

14

Pennsylvania

37.88%

22

31.36%

15

Utah

36.00%

12

40.91%

16

Nevada

35.00%

40

16.67%

17

Georgia

34.67%

35

21.13%

18

Mississippi

34.29%

26

29.03%

19

Florida

33.91%

23

30.64%

20

Hawaii

33.33%

1

72.73%

20

Montana

33.33%

30

25.00%

22

Wisconsin

32.73%

10

41.51%

23

California

32.42%

25

29.10%

24

Kansas

32.26%

27

27.59%

25

New Hampshire

30.77%

33

23.08%

26

South Carolina

30.43%

16

34.15%

27

Idaho

30.00%

2

70.00%

28

Wyoming

29.57%

36

20.00%

29

Oklahoma

25.64%

38

19.44%

30

Alaska

25.00%

49

0.00%

30

Minnesota

25.00%

18

33.33%

32

Washington

24.44%

32

24.44%

33

Kentucky

23.53%

34

21.74%

34

Missouri

23.33%

13

35.85%

35

Tennessee

 23.08%

20

32.79%

36

Indiana

22.58%

21

31.48%

37

Arizona

21.74%

29

26.19%

38

Maryland

20.00%

47

7.32%

39

Alabama

18.87%

42

15.22%

40

Vermont

16.67%

36

20.00%

40

West Virginia

16.67%

45

9.09%

42

New Mexico

14.29%

18

33.33%

43

South Dakota

10.00%

30

25.00%

43

Arkansas

10.00%

44

12.00%

45

Iowa

9.09%

39

19.35%

46

New York

8.28%

48

5.84%

47

Connecticut

8.00%

46

8.33%

48

Nebraska

6.67%

43

12.50%

49

Washington, D.C.

0.00%

40

16.67%

49

Delaware

0.00%

49

0.00%

49

North Dakota

0.00%

49

0.00%



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