25 teaching hospitals with the most safety violations

The next generation of U.S. physicians might be picking up bad habits at teaching hospitals nationwide that have received numerous safety violations, according to a STAT analysis.

STAT looked at federal inspection data and found a significantly large gap in training quality at U.S. teaching hospitals, based on how frequently CMS cited the hospitals for deficiencies. Collectively, STAT found more than 5,500 safety violations took place at teaching hospitals from 2014-17.

Although the majority of the country's approximately 1,200 teaching hospitals did not receive citations each year over the four-year period, some hospitals were cited for dozens of safety violations during that time period.

Here are the 25 teaching hospitals with the most violations from 2014-17, according to STAT's analysis.

  1. West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell, Idaho): 45 violations
  2. Regional Health Rapid City (S.D.) Hospital: 44
  3. Howard University Hospital (Washington, D.C.): 36
  4. Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami): 36
  5. Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.): 34
  6. Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center (Patchogue, N.Y.): 32
  7. Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Hospital: 31
  8. St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston): 30
  9. Montefiore Medical Center (New York City): 28
  10. University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington): 28
  11. Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare (Utica, N.Y.): 27
  12. Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center (New York City): 27
  13. Coney Island Hospital (New York City): 27
  14. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center (La Crosse, Wis.): 27
  15. Hazard (Ky.) ARH Regional Medical Center: 26
  16. St. Charles Hospital (Jefferson, N.Y.): 26
  17. Indiana University Health (Indianapolis): 24
  18. Baptist Medical Center South (Montgomery, Ala.): 23
  19. Chi-St. Vincent Infirmary (Little Rock, Ark.): 23
  20. Hartford (Conn.) Hospital: 23
  21. University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City): 23
  22. Eastern New Mexico Medical Center (Roswell): 23
  23. Kaleida Health (Buffalo, N.Y.): 23
  24. New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City): 23
  25. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown, Pa.): 23

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