Wisconsin ranked 10th in the nation for the safety of its hospitals, with 42 percent of the state’s hospitals receiving “A” grades for their prevention of medical errors, according to a new report.
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization focused on health care quality and safety, gives out grades to hospitals twice a year for how well they prevent errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
Wisconsin slipped from sixth place in the fall 2017 rankings, when 59 percent of hospitals received “A” grades.
Eight of the 22 hospitals in Wisconsin to receive A’s were in southeastern Wisconsin. They include:
- Aurora Medical Center of Kenosha – Kenosha
- Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington – Burlington
- Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center – Sheboygan
- Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls
- Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
- Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital – West Bend
- HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital – Sheboygan
- ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital – Waukesha
View the other rankings here.