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
02:54 PM
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These 10 hospitals scored an 'F', pose greatest risk to patients, Leapfrog says

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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