California Hospital Safety Grades Released for Fall 2018

By MSN

Categories: Featured News
November 8, 2018

83 California hospitals received an A grade in hospital safety, according to new Fall 2018 ratings released by the Leapfrog Group on Thursday. The nonprofit group found that of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded in the country, 32 percent earned an A grade.

The Leapfrog Group explains that its rating system is focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. The hospital safety grades are released by the nonprofit group twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.

New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts and Texas had the highest percentage of hospitals that received an A grade. The states with the lowest percentage of hospitals that received an A grade are Connecticut, Nebraska, Washington D.C., Delaware and North Dakota, according to Leapfrog. Washington D.C., Delaware and North Dakota did not have a single hospital that received an A grade.

Both Hoag Hospital Irvine and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach received A grades.

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