Here's how Philly hospitals grade out in survey on patient safety

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Freeman is one of 18 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade.

The Hospital Safety grades, ranging from A to F, rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, injuries, errors and infections.

"Everyone at Freeman works together to set a standard of excellence to deliver compassionate, innovative and safe healthcare to the communities we serve", said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Leapfrog Group, founded by a group of corporate employers, commissioned a panel of public health experts to develop the safety report card in the wake of a landmark 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that revealed hospital errors kill about 98,000 patients a year.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which scores more than 2,600 hospitals every fall and spring, ranked Coastal Carolina and Beaufort Memorial hospitals among some of the best hospitals in the country in patient safety.

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center: D "We don't believe our grade is a reflection of the care we give at Shady Grove". Four others received a B grade, and four were given a C grade.

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With 46.2 percent of participating hospitals receiving an A, Colorado ranked 10th in the USA and second among states in the Rocky Mountain West, behind only Idaho.

Rhode Island, Maine, Hawaii, Idaho and Virginia are the states with the highest percentage of "A"-ranked hospitals". Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to number one in the fall of 2017. Two of those hospitals were in D.C., and others are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee.

"This "A" rating for our hospital from The Leapfrog Group is a confirmation of the steadfast commitment to enhancing patient safety by HSHS St. Anthony's colleagues and medical staff", said Theresa Rutherford, President and CEO of HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital.

Conemaugh Memorial in Johnstown and UPMC Bedford received the top grade of "A" for fall 2017.

Using this online database, you can look up a specific hospital or search by community. If data in several categories is missing, Leapfrog won't rank that hospital.

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