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For example, the report showed CT had seven hospitals that received "A" grades, four hospitals that got a "B" grade and 13 hospitals that received "C" grades. Its hospital safety grades, released every April and October since 2012, are aimed at encouraging patients to pay attention to safety when they choose hospitals.

About one-third of 59 IN acute care facilities surveyed by the LeapFrog Group received As IN a report released Tuesday.

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No hospitals in Washington D.C. earned an "A". Although patient safety should be a top priority for all hospitals.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 USA hospitals twice per year. You can see the specific grades here for CT.

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That's down from 25 MI hospitals with an "A" grade in spring 2017. For example, "Doctors order medications through a computer" represents whether a hospital uses a special computerized system to prevent errors when prescribing medications. But the state agency has a full consumer report of all the in hospitals available on its website. "We congratulate the clinicians, board members, management and staff of St. Catherine Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first".

Based on that data, Leapfrog measures 27 aspects of patient health and safety. Of the 46 hospitals in the state participating in the survey, 19 received the top grade. For the first time, Maryland was included in the list after an exemption was lifted that excluded the state from reporting some safety metrics at the federal level. To support Leapfrog's nationwide transparency effort, the Maryland Health Care Commission generated individual measure results for Maryland hospitals. Numerous 15 hospitals that received F grades treat a high proportion of low-income patients with complex healthcare needs.

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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.

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