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 2018 and we have updated our website with these new grades. Employer members of The Alliance and their employees will be able to view the grades while performing searches on Find a Doctor. View both key national findings and key Alliance network findings below.
Key National Findings
- Of more than 2,600 hospitals graded, 32 percent earned an “A,” 24 percent earned a “B,” 37 percent a “C,” 6 percent a “D” and just under 1 percent an “F”.
- Impressively, 42 hospitals nationwide have achieved an “A” in every grading update since the launch of the Safety Grade in spring 2012.
- Hospitals with “F” grades are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina.
Key Alliance Network Hospital Findings
- Out of the 50 hospitals graded within The Alliance network, 16 (32 percent) received an “A,” 13 (26 percent) received a “B,” 18 (36 percent) received a “C,” and 3 (6 percent) hospitals received a “D.” Zero hospitals received an “F.”
- There are over 100 hospitals in The Alliance network and some of them 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 with designation 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.
Review the report card for The Alliance in-network hospitals here.