Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

 

The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that is based in Washington, D.C. that uses the shared leverage of large health care purchasers to initiate improvements in safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The organization was founded in 2000 with the support of the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently run by its purchasers and members.

The Alliance and The Leapfrog Group

The Alliance acts as a regional leader on behalf of The Leapfrog Group for the state of Wisconsin. As a partner, we are able to use Leapfrog’s measures to provide our members with comparative quality information to help them make informed decisions about where to go for health care. We also use the data for our performance-based reimbursement program, which builds incentives into our provider contracts to improve certain areas of care at hospitals.

Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Are Now Available

Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rates hospitals on how well they protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. These mistakes harm millions of Americans every year and it is estimated that 1,000 people per day will die due to preventable hospital errors. Each assigned grade of A, B, C, D or F is calculated using peer-reviewed methodology that was created under the guidance of top patient safety experts.

The results are in for Spring 2019 and we have updated our Find a Doctor transparency tool with these new grades. Employer members of The Alliance and their employees will be able to view the grades while performing searches on Find a Doctor. View both key national findings and key Alliance network findings below.

View both key national findings and key Alliance network findings below.

Further reading on safety in health care:

Read these tips on how you can make health care safer. The Leapfrog Group also produced this whitepaper on hidden surcharges and this calculator to help you determine what you as an employer pay as a result of hospital errors.

Key National Findings for Spring 2019

  • Of more than 2,600 hospitals graded, 32 percent earned an “A,” 26 percent earned a “B,” 36 percent a “C,” 6 percent a “D” and under 1 percent an “F”
  • Hospitals with “F” grades are located in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, and Washington DC

Key Alliance Network Hospital Findings for Spring 2019

  • Out of the 51 hospitals graded within The Alliance network, 16 (31%) received an “A,” 13 (26%) received a “B,” 20 (39%) received a “C”, and 2 (4%) hospitals received a “D”. Zero hospitals received an “F.”
  • There are over 100 hospitals in The Alliance network and some of them do not appear on the list, which means not enough data is available to accurately calculate a grade for these hospitals. In most cases, this is because hospitals with designation as a “critical-access hospital” are not required to submit data to CMS, which is one of the sources of the data used in the Leapfrog grades.

The report card for The Alliance in-network hospitals is listed below.

Ascension All Saints Hospital

Ascension All Saints Hospital

Racine, Wis.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee

Mequon, Wis.

Ascension NE Wisconsin St Elizabeth Hospital

Ascension NE Wisconsin St Elizabeth Hospital

Oshkosh, Wis.

Ascension NE Wisconsin St Elizabeth Hospital

Ascension NE Wisconsin St Elizabeth Hospital

Appleton, Wis.

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital

Franklin, Wis.

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital

Milwaukee, Wis.

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital

Brookfield, Wis.

Ascension St Clare's Hospital - Weston

Ascension St Clare's Hospital - Weston

Schofield, Wis.

Ascension St Francis Hospital

Ascension St Francis Hospital

Milwaukee, Wis.

Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau, Wis.

CGH Medical Center

CGH Medical Center

Sterling, Ill.

Divine Savior Healthcare

Divine Savior Healthcare

Portage, Wis.

FHN Memorial Hospital

FHN Memorial Hospital

Freeport, Ill.

Finley Hospital

Finley Hospital

Dubuque, Iow.

Fort HealthCare

Fort HealthCare

Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

La Crosse, Wis.

Howard Young Medical Center

Howard Young Medical Center

Woodruff, Wis.

Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Peru, Ill.

Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton (fka Rockford Memorial Hospital)

Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton (fka Rockford Memorial Hospital)

Rockford, Ill.

KSB Hospital

KSB Hospital

Dixon, Ill.

Marshfield Medical Center

Marshfield Medical Center

Marshfield, Wis.

Marshfield Medical Center - Rice Lake

Marshfield Medical Center - Rice Lake

Rice Lake, WI

Mercy Health System

Mercy Health System

Janesville, Wis.

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton

Clinton, Iow.

Meriter Health Services

Meriter Health Services

Madison, Wis.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, Ill.

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, Ill.

Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital

Huntley, IL

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

DeKalb, Ill.

Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

McHenry, Ill.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, Ill.

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

Oconomowoc, Wis.

OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, Ill.

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Ill.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Bloomington, Ill.

OSF St. Mary Medical Center

OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Galesburg, Ill.

Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital

Eau Claire, Wis.

Saint Anthony Medical Center / OSF Medical Group

Saint Anthony Medical Center / OSF Medical Group

Rockford, Ill.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Prairie du Sac, Wis.

SSM Health St Clare Hospital Baraboo

SSM Health St Clare Hospital Baraboo

Baraboo, Wis.

SSM Health St Mary's Hospital Janesville

SSM Health St Mary's Hospital Janesville

Janesville, Wis.

SSM Health St Mary's Hospital Madison

SSM Health St Mary's Hospital Madison

Madison, WI

St Joseph's Hospital

St Joseph's Hospital

Chippewa Falls, Wis.

SwedishAmerican Health System

SwedishAmerican Health System

Rockford, Ill.

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Chicago, Ill.

UW Health University Hospital & UW Health Children's Hospital

UW Health University Hospital & UW Health Children's Hospital

Madison, Wis.

Watertown Regional Medical Center

Watertown Regional Medical Center

Watertown, Wis.

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Waukesha, Wis.

Winona Health

Winona Health

Winona, Min.

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