• By Rebecca Eisenman

Mayo hospitals receive ‘A’ grade for patient safety

May 2, 2014

A grade patient safety LeapfrogMayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida and Rochester, as well as Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minn., scored high marks for safety — earning an "A" for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an "A" grade are:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Florida
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minn.

Mayo Clinic is one of only 251 hospitals in the nation to have earned an “A” in all five of the past releases of scores from Leapfrog.

Updated and published twice a year, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

Leapfrog is one of many ranking groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.

Rebecca Eisenman, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu