11 Maine Hospitals Earn “A” Grade in National Report
May 1, 2015
The Maine Health Management Coalition has released updated hospital safety scores for 18 Maine hospitals that have been assigned by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization representing employers and purchasers of health care.
In Maine, 11 hospitals received an A, the highest letter grade. Seven of those hospitals have received “Straight As” since the inception of the score in 2012. Maine ranks No. 1 for the highest percentage of A hospitals under The Leapfrog Group’s ranking of 2,500 general hospitals in the United States.
Scores are based on how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm, including accidents, injuries and infections. Nationwide, hospital errors are the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.