Fall Hospital Safety Grades: What CT Hospitals Got Top Marks

In Connecticut 7 hospitals received an A, 15 hospitals received a B, and 6 hospitals received a C in the latest update for the annual grades.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group, used an academic grading scale with five letter grades to score nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide on more than 30 measures of patient safety. (Shutterstock)

Rich Kirby, Patch Staff
Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2022

CONNECTICUT — Several Connecticut hospitals have made improvements in protecting patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections while others have fallen short, according to the Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Wednesday.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group, used an academic grading scale with five letter grades to score nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide on more than 30 measures of patient safety. Leapfrog says its hospital rating system is the only one in the country focusing solely on a hospital’s ability to protect patients from preventable errors.

In Connecticut, seven hospitals received an A, 15 hospitals received a B, six hospitals received a C and no hospitals received either a D or an F grade.

Here are the ratings, according to Leapfrog:

A

Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam
Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich
Hartford Hospital, Hartford
Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs
Middlesex Hospital, Middletown
The William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich
University of Connecticut Health Center, John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington

B

Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport
Bridgeport Hospital Milford Campus, Milford
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington
Griffin Hospital, Derby
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London
MidState Medical Center, Meriden
Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury
Sharon Hospital, Sharon
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Holdings, Inc, Bridgeport
Stamford Health, Stamford
The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain
Windham Community Memorial Hospital, Willimantic
Yale New Haven Hospital – Saint Raphael Campus, New Haven
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven

C

Bristol Health, Bristol
Danbury Hospital, Danbury
Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester
New Milford Hospital, New Milford
Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk
Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury

Read the full article HERE

Search for your hospital’s fall 2022 safety grade and read more about the methodology.

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