Where are the 34 Leapfrog 'F' Hospitals?

The number of hospitals that received an "F" safety grade from Leapfrog increased from 20 in the spring to 34 this fall.

The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades — A, B, C, D and F — to more than 2,500 hospitals in the U.S. in the spring and fall of each year. The grades are calculated by top patient safety experts and are peer-reviewed and fully transparent to the public.

The hospitals with the lowest grade this fall are spread across the following 17 states and the District of Columbia:

Alabama

Riverview Regional Medical Center (Gadsden)
Southeast Alabama Medical Center (Dothan)

Arizona

Mountain Vista Medical Center (Mesa)
California El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center
Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta (Calif.)
Lompoc (Calif.) Valley Medical Center
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District (Brawley)
San Antonio Regional Hospital (Upland)

District of Columbia

Howard University Hospital

Florida

Putnam Community Medical Center (Palatka)

Iowa

Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes (West Des Moines)
Mercy Medical Center of Des Moines (Iowa)

Indiana

Marion (Ind.) General Hospital

 

Kansas

Pratt (Kan.) Regional Medical Center

Kentucky

Saint Joseph East (Lexington)

Louisiana

Glenwood Regional Medical Center (West Monroe)
Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Hospital
LSU Medical Center-University Hospital (Shreveport)
Teche Regional Medical Center (Morgan City)

Michigan

Hurley Medical Center (Flint)
UP Health System-Portage (Hancock)
West Branch (Mich.) Regional Medical Center

Mississippi

University Hospitals and Health System-University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson)

New York

Kings County Hospital Center (Brooklyn)
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital (Syracuse)
Upstate University Hospital-Community Campus (Syracuse)

Oklahoma

Grady Memorial Hospital (Chickasha)

Pennsylvania

Canonsburg (Pa.) General Hospital
Clarion (Pa.) Hospital

Tennessee

Nashville General Hospital

Texas

Nacogdoches (Texas) Memorial Hospital
Southwest General Hospital (San Antonio)
University General Hospital (Houston)

Washington

Samaritan Hospital of Moses Lake (Wash.)

Find more information on the fall 2015 patient safety scores here.

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