• Mayo Clinic hospitals earn ‘A’ grades again for patient safety

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Mayo Clinic hospitals continue to score the highest safety marks from the Leapfrog Group, earning "A" grades again this year for patient safety.

Mayo Clinic hospitals across Mayo Clinic scored high marks for safety, earning an "A" grade 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:

Arizona

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona

Florida

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida

Rochester

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota

The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice each year. The score is based on 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data and 12 self-reported survey answers, which are combined 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 professionals certified in critical care medicine.
  • Structures and systems in place 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 recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.

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