Eight Central Ohio hospitals receive ‘A’ grades for safety

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The annual Hospital Safety Score report is out – and eight Central Ohio facilities received top marks.

In addition to eight hospitals receiving ‘A’ grades, four received a ‘B’ and three received ‘C’ grades. No Central Ohio hospitals received a ‘D’, the lowest grade given nationally.

A nonprofit, The Leapfrog Group, funds the report. The nonprofit says its goal is to save “lives by reducing errors, injuries, accidents and infections” in hospitals.

Safety scores can reveal the following information, according to the report:

  • “How well does my hospital prevent infections and encourage handwashing?
  • Does my hospital value patient safety by supporting strong health care teams?
  • Are there protocols and standards in place for preventing errors?”

More than 2,500 hospitals in the United States receive the scores twice each year. A seven-member board guides The Leapfrog Group. The board includes doctors from Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in addition to Ph.Ds from Harvard and Vanderbilt.

The following hospitals received a grade of ‘A’:

The following hospitals received a grade of ‘B’:

The following hospitals received a grade of ‘C’:

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