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Tue June 12, 2012
Local hospitals receive B's and C's in national review
More than 2,600 hospitals across the nation, including 219 in Texas, have been issued letter grades through the nonprofit quality-improvement organization Leapfrog Group, ranking hospital safety.
The scores are based on voluntary surveys which looks at, among other items, how often patients in a particular hospital fall, have preventable complications from surgery and how hospital staff perform on hand hygiene measures.
Of the hospitals issued a safety score by Leapfrog, 27 percent received an A, 26 percent a B and 47 percent a C. No hospital yet has a score of a D or F. However, the organization plans to issue a report of very poor-performing hospitals at a later date.