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    Eight Mayo hospitals again earn highest grades for patient safety from Leapfrog Group

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Eight Mayo Clinic hospitals were recognized for excellent patient safety, again earning A grades from the Leapfrog Group.

Eight hospitals across Mayo Clinic scored high marks for patient safety, earning A grades from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that provides safety ratings. The ratings are intended to help patients choose their preferred health care destinations.

Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an A grade are:


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital.


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital.


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.

Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Albert Lea & Austin, Minnesota.
  • Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Fairmont, Minnesota.
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Mankato, Minnesota.

The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice per year. The score is based on 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, combined with 12 self-reported survey answers to produce a single safety score. A panel of patient safety experts developed the measures for the score.

The Leapfrog Group's survey assesses the status of many hospital practice areas, including:

  • Electronic medication ordering.
  • Staffing of ICUs by critical care medical professionals.
  • Structures and systems to provide a culture that supports safety.
  • Practices to monitor and maintain safe nursing workforce levels.
  • Monitoring proper hand hygiene techniques of staff who interact with patients.
  • Monitoring the use of barcode scanning of patients and medications when administering medications in the hospital.

The Leapfrog Group is one of many groups that recognizes Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.