Friday, May 2, 2014

CT hospitals safety rankings lower than surrounding states

New rankings of hospital safety by the Leapfrog Group outline sharp differences between CT’s hospitals. St. Francis and Backus earned an A grade. However Charlotte Hungerford received a D and Windham received an F. CT hospitals underperformed compared to surrounding states. MA and RI have no hospitals with D or F grades. 70% of MA hospitals earned an A as did 19% in NY and 33% in RI – compared to only 8% of CT hospitals. Every day over 200 Americans die in a hospital due to a medical error. CT’s overall performance is mixed compared to other states, and nationally hospitals are making some progress in reducing infections, but more work needs to be done.