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Kaiser receives top safety ranking for Modesto location

Kaiser receives top safety ranking for Modesto location

Conemaugh Memorial in Johnstown and UPMC Bedford received the top grade of "A" for fall 2017.

Fawcett Memorial Hospital's B grade was unchanged, as were C grades for Blake Medical Center and Venice Regional Bayfront Health, and a D for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Leapfrog's updated rankings placed Pennsylvania at number 25, with 30.16 percent of its hospitals receiving an "A" grade.

Other local hospitals received a C grade. Hospitals with "F" grades are located in California, Washington, D.C, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee. Although patient safety should be a top priority for all hospitals. Here's where the city's hospitals now stand on safety.

WellStar's Douglas and Paulding hospitals were two of just 14 hospitals in the state to receive an "A" ranking. Freeman is one of 18 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. Leapfrog measured things like preventable infections, patient satisfaction, and systems in place to prevent mistakes.

It is the fourth consecutive "A" rating for McDowell Hospital.

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Howard County General Hospital: A "This rating is an affirmation of the work we are doing to deliver quality outcomes, patient safety and the best overall experience", Steven C. Snelgrove, president of Howard County General Hospital said.

Leapfrog uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement to rank their hospitals, according to their website.

MI fell in state rankings from 19th in fall 2016 to 25th in spring 2017 in percentage of hospital with an "A" grade.

In the category of infections for the fall 2017 report, Beaufort Memorial Hospital scored as well as the best hospitals in the country all five areas surveyed, which was one more category than the spring report. To support Leapfrog's nationwide transparency effort, the Maryland Health Care Commission generated individual measure results for Maryland hospitals.