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The Leapfrog Group Releases Its National 'Hospital Safety Grade' Report for Fall 2019


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DID YOU KNOW THAT MEDICAL 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 ARE THE SAFEST.  THAT'S WHY THE NONPROFIT WATCHDOG, "THE LEAPFROG GROUP", CREATED THE "HOSPITAL-SAFETY GRADE"--A LETTER-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...

(BINDER):
"SO MUCH CAN GO WRONG IN A HOSPITAL.  IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHICH HOSPITALS, IN YOUR AREA, ARE THE SAFEST--AND [TO] LOOK FOR THE HIGHEST 'LEAPFROG' 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 STAY SAFE--AND FOR HOSPITALS TO PUT PATIENTS 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.


Additional, state/market-specific soundbites from Leah Binder (available in MP3 only):
Maine (:22) | Atlanta area (:20) | Chicago area (:19) | Dallas/Fort Worth area (:21) | Washington, D.C., area (:20) | Denver area (:21) | Houston area (:20) | New Orleans area (:21)

For evergreen "Hospital Safety Grade" PSAs, click here.


-- Fall 2019 State Rankings ( The Leapfrog Group) --

Fall 2019 Ranking (Including Ties)

State (Including D.C.)

Percentage of A-Rated Hospitals for Fall 2019

Spring 2019 Ranking (Including Ties)

Percentage of A-Rated Hospitals for Spring 2019

1

Maine

58.82%

3

50.00%

2

Utah

56.00%

5

48.00%

3

Virginia

55.88%

2

53.03%

4

Oregon

48.39%

1

58.06%

5

North Carolina

46.84%

19

34.18%

6

Pennsylvania

45.53%

18

34.38%

7

Idaho

45.45%

12

40.00%

8

New Jersey

44.93%

6

45.59%

9

Montana

44.44%

30

25.00%

10

Rhode Island

42.86%

7

42.86%

11

Illinois

42.59%

14

38.18%

12

Massachusetts

42.37%

4

48.28%

13

Michigan

41.03%

22

32.10%

14

Ohio

39.45%

8

42.20%

15

Wisconsin

38.33%

16

35.19%

16

Texas

38.03%

9

41.43%

17

Connecticut

37.50%

40

16.00%

18

South Carolina

36.96%

12

40.00%

19

Florida

36.78%

17

35.09%

20

Colorado

35.90%

10

41.03%

21

California

35.41%

20

33.98%

22

Tennessee

33.90%

23

31.25%

23

Washington

33.33%

25

29.55%

23

Vermont

33.33%

38

16.67%

23

Delaware

33.33%

47

0.00%

26

Mississippi

31.43%

29

25.71%

27

Louisiana

30.77%

11

40.74%

27

New Hampshire

30.77%

32

23.08%

29

Missouri

27.59%

28

25.86%

30

Kansas

26.67%

27

26.67%

31

Nevada

26.32%

24

30.00%

32

Arizona

26.09%

34

20.00%

33

Kentucky

26.00%

33

21.15%

34

Georgia

25.68%

15

35.53%

35

Hawaii

25.00%

21

33.33%

35

Oklahoma

25.00%

26

28.95%

37

Minnesota

23.08%

37

17.14%

38

Alabama

22.73%

39

16.28%

38

Maryland

22.73%

30

25.00%

40

Washington, D.C.

20.00%

47

0.00%

41

Indiana

16.67%

36

18.33%

42

Arkansas

13.79%

45

6.90%

43

Nebraska

12.50%

44

7.14%

44

New Mexico

11.76%

35

20.00%

45

South Dakota

10.00%

41

10.00%

46

Iowa

9.38%

42

9.09%

47

New York

7.48%

43

7.53%

48

West Virginia

4.55%

46

4.35%

49

Wyoming

0.00%

47

0.00%

49

Alaska

0.00%

47

0.00%

49

North Dakota

0.00%

47

0.00%



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