Catherine Hospital Receives "A" in Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Joy Montgomery
November 1, 2017

If you want to sort the hospitals by grade, click on the "Fall 2017" column label.

About one-third of 59 IN acute care facilities surveyed by the LeapFrog Group received As IN a report released Tuesday. For example, "Responsiveness of hospital staff" looks at patients' feedback on how long it takes for a staff member to respond when they request help. Hospitals in Philadelphia and the surrounding area are what kept Pennsylvania from falling lower.

Almost half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes than often make patients sicker than they arrived. "We commend the Maryland Health Care Commission for their leadership, which was instrumental in getting Leapfrog the data needed to issue these grades". "We are pleased to celebrate this accomplishment as we continue to strive to provide outstanding, high-quality care to all of our patients".

WellStar's Douglas and Paulding hospitals were two of just 14 hospitals in the state to receive an "A" ranking. In the category of safety problems for the fall 2017 report, the hospital scored among the best hospitals in the country in all four areas surveyed.

CT hospitals rank 30th nationwide when it comes to avoiding medical errors, injuries and infections, a new report released Tuesday finds.

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"We applaud all hospitals that earn an A for safety, a significant achievement".

Both Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital are owned by Tenet Healthcare. A total of 74 hospitals received grades A through F.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital went through the most progress of any local hospital, according to the Leapfrog report.

There were no reported F grades in the entire state. "Once again achieving an "A" grade is a testament to the commitment our staff has shown to protecting our patients". In the spring, 27 hospitals earned A's. The five states with the lowest percentage of A-grade hospitals are North Dakota, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland and NY.

The group assigns A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the U.S. These grades are based on errors, accidents and infections.

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