HPCI News: Hospital Safety Scores

To: Members and Selected Others

Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames received an “A” again this spring making it the only Iowa hospital to get “Straight A” since Leapfrog started publishing Hospital Safety Scores in the spring of 2013. Finley Hospital in Dubuque received an “A” for the sixth time in a row.

Nationwide, of the 2,571 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 798 earned an “A’, 639 earned a “B”, 957 earned a “C”, 162 earned a “D” and 15 earned an “F”. Additionally, 153 hospitals earned the “Straight A” since 2013, which calls attention to hospitals who have consistently rated high on patient safety.

Greater Iowa Hospitals Receiving an “A” Hospital Safety Score

*Finley Hospital, Dubuque *CHI Health Immanuel, Omaha
*Grinnell Regional Medical Center *CHI Health Lakeside, Omaha
*Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines *Mayo Clinic Hospital Methodist
*Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames *Mayo Clinic Saint Mary’s
*Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids *U of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison
*Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque *OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
*Spencer Hospital, Spencer  

Greater Iowa Hospitals Receiving a “B” Hospital Safety Score

Allan Hospital, Waterloo; Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines; Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs; Mercy Hospital of Iowa City; Mercy Medical Center of Clinton; Mercy Medical Center of Mason Center; Skiff Medical Center, Newton; St. Luke’s Methodist hospital of Cedar Rapids; Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge; Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls; Stanford University of South Dakota Medical Center, Sioux Falls and Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.

For more information about the Hospital Safety Score or to view the list of state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Paul M. Pietzsch, MPH
HPCI - IHBA Office
4430 Ashley Park Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
(515) 778-6300

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