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12 Kentucky hospitals score top marks for patient safety

Rated by The Leapfrog Group

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2015) — The Leapfrog Group released its latest Hospital Safety Score survey, awarding 12 Kentucky hospitals a grade of A. The group awarded a grade of B to 12 hospitals, C to 24 hospitals and gave a D to St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington and an F to St. Joseph East in Lexington.

The Leapfrog Group is a national, not-for-profit organization driven by the nation’s largest employers and purchasers of health care benefits to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans.

The Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score utilizes national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to produce a single composite score.

Kentucky hospital grades:

Receiving an A

  • Pikeville Medical Center
  • King’s Daughters Medical Center
  • Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
  • Harlan ARH Hospital
  • Baptist Health Corbin
  • Harrison Memorial Hospital
  • Central Baptist Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Ft. Thomas
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Edgewood
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Florence
  • Frankfort Regional Medical Center
  • Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Receiving a B

  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
  • Baptist Health Richmond
  • UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital
  • University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital-Shelbyville
  • Baptist Hospital Northeast
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital
  • Baptist Health Madisonville
  • Greenview Regional Hospital
  • Medical Center at Bowling Green
  • Baptist Health Louisville

Receiving a C

  • Highlands Regional Medical Center
  • St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph – London
  • Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
  • Georgetown Community Hospital
  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
  • Spring View Hospital
  • Taylor Regional Hospital
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital
  • Lourdes Hospital
  • Jackson Purchase Medical Center
  • Baptist Health Paducah
  • Methodist Hospital of Henderson
  • Owensboro Health
  • Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center
  • Hardin Memorial Hospital
  • T. J. Samson Community Hospital
  • Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
  • Norton Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital
  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • Norton Audubon Hospital
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Receiving a D

  • St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington

Receiving an F

  • St. Joseph East in Lexington