These 10 hospitals scored an 'F', pose greatest risk to patients, Leapfrog says

As 1,000 patients a day still die from preventable errors, Leapfrog report shows which facilities are failing to improve.
By Henry Powderly
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These 10 hospitals scored an 'F', pose greatest risk to patients, Leapfrog says

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn earned an 'F' in patient safety from Leapfrog.

The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday released its spring Hospital Safety Grade, a biannual program that grades U.S. hospitals on how well they prevent errors, accidents and infections.

Leapfrog rated 2,639 hospitals, and 823 hospitals earned an A, 706 earned a B, 933 earned a C, and 167 earned a D.

[Also: Medical mistakes still kill 1,000 patients a day, Leapfrog says]

But the following 10 hospitals were the only ones to receive an F:


Hospital City State Grade
Hospital City State Grade
Downey Regional Medical Center Downey CA F
El Centro Regional Medical Center El Centro CA F
Memorial Hospital of Gardena Gardena CA F
Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles CA F
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Brawley CA F
Victor Valley Global Medical Center Victorville CA F
Flushing Hospital Medical Center Flushing NY F
SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Hospital of Brooklyn Brooklyn NY F
Mercy Regional Medical Center of Lorain Lorain OH F
Highline Medical Center Burien WA F

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