A look at some of the safest hospitals in the USA
Every hospital has heard of The Leapfrog Group and even more so, hopes to be ranked by the organization.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national not-for-profit organization that was founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts.
Most recently, The Leapfrog Group published its latest results for hospital safety scores of hospitals in the United States.
A total of 2,523 hospitals were ranked, and only 30 percent of those were given an “A” rating in safety. But while fewer hospitals earned an “A” rating this time around, there were also fewer hospitals given an “F” rating (20 compared to 26 in 2014).
In 2015’s hospital safety score grading, 782 hospitals earned an “A” rating—representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
Here are the first 10 (by state alphabetical order).
1. Walker Baptist Medical Center—Jasper, Alabama
Walker Baptist Medical Center is a 267-bed acute care facility in Jasper, Alabama, with more than 600 employees. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of clinical services, including obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, emergency services, pain center and a Senior Care Unit, in addition to specialized medical and surgical care.
2. Medical Center Enterprise—Enterprise, Alabama
Medical Center Enterprise is a 131-bed facility offering obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, and a range of medical specialties.
3. Flowers Hospital—Dothan, Alabama
Flowers Hospital is a 235- bed facility offering inpatient, outpatient, medical, surgical, diagnostic and emergency care for the Dothan community.
4. Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center—Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale Shea Medical Center has 433 beds, women's services, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, pediatric ICU, and a Level III neonatal ICU. The hospital also is known as a bariatric surgery center of excellence, its total joint replacement center, and cardiology and oncology services.
5. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center—Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center is a 337-bed, full-service hospital that's a leader in the fields of trauma, orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular services and critical care. The facility has earned Magnet designation, the highest national designation for excellence in nursing care.
6. Mayo Clinic Hospital—Phoenix, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital is the first hospital planned, designed and built by Mayo Clinic. Completed in the fall of 1998, the hospital was designed to deliver high-quality inpatient medical care in an efficient, friendly environment.
7. UC San Diego Health System, Hillcrest—San Diego, California
As the only academic health system in the region, UC San Diego Health System delivers outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.
8. Twin Cities Community Hospital—Templeton, California
Twin Cities Community Hospital, a 122-bed acute care hospital, delivers personalized, quality care, and advances the health of the communities in the San Luis Obispo County region. With a medical staff of more than 115, we specialize in Maternity Care, Emergency Services, Surgery and Joint Replacement, as well as a broad array of medical, surgical and outpatient services.
9. Sutter Tracy Community Hospital—Tracy, California
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH) is the area’s only full-service, acute care hospital serving more than 100,000 people in the Tri-Central Valley region.
10. St. John’s Health Center of Santa Monica—Santa Monica, California
Providence Saint John’s Health Center has been serving the Santa Monica and Westside communities since 1942, and since that time has earned a reputation for clinical excellence and award-winning care in a compassionate and tranquil healing environment.
To view the full list of 782 hospitals, visit The Leapfrog Group.
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