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How Does Your Hospital Rank

4/18/2017

Today, the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog, announced the release of the Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, marking five years since the inception of the Grade in 2012.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year.  It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.  

In Pennsylvania, 132 hospitals were graded, and 31 (23%) received an "A", the highest letter grade, showcasing a dedication to safe care.  Only one PA hospital - St. Clair Hospital located in Pittsburgh -- has received "Straight As" since 2013.

To read the entire news release about the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grades and see the complete list of the 31 hospitals in PA that were graded an 'A' in this latest update, click here.  

Look up Your Local Hospital's Safety Grade

To find out the grade of your local hospital, click here http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/

A Hospital Safety Grade mobile app is also available for download.

Watch Videos About Hospital Safety

Watch the videos by clicking on the links below to learn more about patient safety and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from hidden hospital dangers:

Video:Your Hospital's safety Grade

Video:What is Paitient Safety?

Video:What can you do to stay safe in the hospital

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