Wisconsin ranked 22nd in the nation for the safety of its hospitals, with 33 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 10th place in Leapfrog’s spring 2018 rankings, when 42 percent of hospitals received “A” grades.
Six of the 18 hospitals in Wisconsin that received A’s were in southeastern Wisconsin. They include:
- Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
- Aurora Medical Center of Washington County
- Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
- Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital (Menomonee Falls)
- Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital (West Bend)
- HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital (Sheboygan)
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