Hospital care
4:34 pm
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.

Locally, Greenville’s Hunt Regional Medical Center received a B while both Paris Regional Medical Center and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital were given a C.

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.