View all Leapfrog's 'F' hospitals

The worst of these are actually putting patients' lives at risk
By Henry Powderly
03:35 PM
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How many hospitals are actually putting patient's lives at risk?

That would be 34 facilities, according to the Leapfrog Group's Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score rankings. 

[Related: Safety still shaky at many hospitals and see all the 'A' hospitals.]

The group uses data from its Leapfrog Surveys, as well as quality metrics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to come up with the scores, which range from 'A' for the best facilities to 'F' for hospitals that score the poorest.

The list below shows the 34 hospitals that earned an 'F' in the latest release. 


Hospital City State Fall 2015 Grade
Hospital City State Fall 2015 Grade
Riverview Regional Medical Center Gadsden Alabama F
Southeast Alabama Medical Center Dothan Alabama F
Mountain Vista Medical Center Mesa Arizona F
El Centro Regional Medical Center El Centro California F
Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta Murrieta California F
Lompoc Valley Medical Center Lompoc California F
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Brawley California F
San Antonio Regional Hospital Upland California F
Howard University Hospital Washington District of Columbia F
Putnam Community Medical Center Palatka Florida F
Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes West Des Moines Iowa F
Mercy Medical Center Of Des Moines Des Moines Iowa F
Marion General Hospital Marion Indiana F
Pratt Regional Medical Center Pratt Kansas F
Saint Joseph East Lexington Kentucky F
Glenwood Regional Medical Center West Monroe Louisiana F
Lsu Medical Center-University Hospital Shreveport Louisiana F
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles Louisiana F
Teche Regional Medical Center Morgan City Louisiana F
Hurley Medical Center Flint Michigan F
Up Health System - Portage Hancock Michigan F
West Branch Regional Medical Center West Branch Michigan F
University Hospitals And Health System, University Of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson Mississippi F
Kings County Hospital Center Brooklyn New York F
Suny Upstate Medical University Hospital Syracuse New York F
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus Syracuse New York F
Grady Memorial Hospital Chickasha Oklahoma F
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Pennsylvania F
Clarion Hospital Clarion Pennsylvania F
Nashville General Hospital Nashville Tennessee F
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital Nacogdoches Texas F
Southwest General Hospital San Antonio Texas F
University General Hospital Houston Texas F
Samaritan Hospital Of Moses Lake Moses Lake Washington F

This article originally appeared on Healthcare IT News sister site Healthcare Finance.


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