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South Carolina Ranks 25th
in Hospital Safety

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The Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade list is out. This newest list assigns grades to 2,901 facilities, the largest number of facilities ever graded.

Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group was created in 2000 by a group of over 60 business leaders, with the goal of transforming healthcare in the US for the better.

“In 2012, Leapfrog launched the highly successful Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals rating how safe they are for patients. Issued twice per year, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade empowers regular people to find a safer hospital in their community by using the easy-to-understand A, B, C, D, F grading system.” (LeapFrogGroup.org)

The latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade list ranks South Carolina in 25th place, out of all 51 states nationally.

How are grades determined?

Grades are based on how well each hospital prevents “medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections that kill or harm patients.” (LeapFrogGroup.org/news)

The Palmetto State has 51 hospitals on the list. 15 South Carolina hospitals received an ‘A’ grade, 15 a ‘B’, 19 a ‘C’, 1 a ‘D’ and 1 an ‘F’.

How is my hospital rated?

If you need to set up a surgery, use this website and look for ‘A’ rated hospitals near you; then see which one has the best results or least complications related to the type of surgery, your age, and your health. Consult with your doctor as well.

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Other online resources used for this article:

https://www.thestate.com/living/health-fitness/article255697356.html