The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rates hospitals on how well they protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. These mistakes harm millions of Americans every year and it is estimated that 1,000 people per day will die due to preventable hospital errors. Each assigned grade of A, B, C, D or F is calculated using peer-reviewed methodology that was created under the guidance of top patient safety experts.

The results are in for Fall 2017 and we have updated our Find a Doctor transparency tool with these new grades. View both key national findings and key Alliance network findings below.

Key National Findings

  • Of the 2,632 hospitals graded in the update, 832 earned an “A,” 662 a “B,” 964 a “C,” 159 a “D” and 15 an “F”
  • Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Idaho showed the most improvement over the five-year period since the inception of the Hospital Safety Grade, with the most dramatic being Rhode Island, which was ranked 50th in 2012 and ranked first today. Other states with significant improvement include Oregon, going from 48th in 2012 to eighth today, Hawaii from 36th to third, Wisconsin from 44th to sixth, and Idaho from 19th to fourth.
  • Impressively, 59 hospitals nationwide have achieved an “A” in every scoring update since the launch of the Safety Grade in Spring 2012

Key Alliance Network Hospital Findings

  • Out of the 38 hospitals graded within The Alliance network, 25 (66 percent) received an “A,” six (16 percent) received a “B,” seven (18 percent) received a “C”, and zero hospitals received a “D” or an “F.”
  • Additionally, seven hospitals earned the “Straight A” designation: Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Monroe Clinic, UW Health University Hospital, Central DuPage Hospital, Centegra Hospital – McHenry, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
  • Sixty-one in-network hospitals do not appear on the list, which means not enough data is available to accurately calculate a grade for these hospitals. In most cases, this is because hospitals designated as a “critical-access hospital” are not required to submit data to CMS, which is one of the sources of the data used in the Leapfrog grades.

The report card for The Alliance in-network hospitals is listed below.

Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Beloit Memorial Hospital

Beloit Memorial Hospital

Beloit, Wis.

Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, Ill.

Divine Savior Healthcare

Divine Savior Healthcare

Portage, Wis.

Fort Memorial Hospital

Fort Memorial Hospital

Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital

Dixon, Ill.

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital

Janesville, Wis.

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Madison, Wis.

OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Ill.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Bloomington, Ill.

St. Agnes Hospital

St. Agnes Hospital

Fond du Lac, Wis.

Swedish American Hospital

Swedish American Hospital

Rockford, Ill.

Watertown Regional Medical Center

Watertown Regional Medical Center

Watertown, Wis.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau, Wis.

Centegra Hospital - McHenry

Centegra Hospital - McHenry

McHenry, Ill.

CGH Medical Center

CGH Medical Center

Sterling, Ill.

FHN Memorial Hospital

FHN Memorial Hospital

Freeport, Ill.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

La Crosse, Wis.

Kishwaukee Community Hospital

Kishwaukee Community Hospital

DeKalb, Ill.

Mercy Medical Center of Dubuque

Mercy Medical Center of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

Monroe Clinic

Monroe Clinic

Monroe, Wis.

OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center

OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottowa, Ill.

OSF St. Mary Medical Center

OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Galesburg, Ill.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison

Madison, Wis.

University of Illinois Hospital & Health

University of Illinois Hospital & Health

Chicago, Ill.

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Waukesha, Wis.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Beaver Dam, Wis.

Centegra Hospital - Woodstock

Centegra Hospital - Woodstock

Woodstock, Ill.

Delnor Community Hospital

Delnor Community Hospital

Geneva, Ill.

Finley Hospital

Finley Hospital

Dubuque, Iowa

Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Peru, Ill.

Marshfield Medical Center

Marshfield Medical Center

Marshfield, Wis.

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton

Clinton, Iowa

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

Oconomowoc, Wis.

OSF St. Francis Medical Center of Peoria

OSF St. Francis Medical Center of Peoria

Peoria, Ill.

Rockford Memorial Hospital

Rockford Memorial Hospital

Rockford, Ill.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville

Janesville, Wis.

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

Madison, Wis.

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