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December 8th, 2012

Philadelphia Hospital Safety Scores and Medical Malpractice

Philadelphia Hospital Safety Scores and Medical Malpractice

Patient safety is crucial. According to Leapfrog Group, nearly 200,000 people die each year from hospital accidents, mistakes and infections. Leapfrog Group is a national not-for-profit group which tackles the problem of patient safety in the U.S. The organization’s sole focus is healthcare quality and is comprised of private healthcare experts as well as employers in the medical care industry. Each year, hospitals around the country receive a grade from Leapfrog.

Leapfrog uses 26 measures to evaluate a hospital’s safety score via a 9 member expert panel. The score, or grade, is representative of a hospital’s success in keeping patients safe from infections, injuries, medical errors, and medication errors. To learn more about the hospital safety score and to search for a hospital near you, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Below is a list of how some Philadelphia area hospitals scored:

New Jersey Hospitals: 

Cooper Health System: C

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center: B

Virtua West Hospital-Vorhees: B

Philadelphia Hospitals:

Chestnut Hill Hospital: B

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: A

Jeanes Hospital: B

Roxborough Hospital: C

Temple University Hospital: C

Thomas Jefferson-Methodist Hospital: C

Philadelphia Suburb Hospitals:

Delaware County Memorial Hospital: B

Holy Redeemer Hospital: B

Mercy Suburban: B

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