Some South Florida hospitals are making the grade, while others aren't.
The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to patient quality and safety in the U.S. health system, just released its latest Hospital Safety Grades for Spring 2019.
The group looked at the rate of hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, and assigned a letter grade for each hospital.
Six hospitals in our viewing area received 'A' grades, nine received 'B' grades, five received 'C' grades, and one received a 'D.'
Here are the patient safety ratings in our viewing area:
- Wellington Regional Medical Center
- Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
- Jupiter Medical Center
- Delray Medical Center
- St. Lucie Medical Center
- Sebastian River Medical Center
- Good Samaritan Medical Center
- JFK Medical Center North Campus (West Palm Beach)
- Palms West Hospital (Loxahatchee)
- West Boca Medical Center
- Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital (Stuart)
- Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital (Port St. Lucie)
- Lawnwood Regional Medical Center (Fort Pierce)
- Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital (Vero Beach)
- Raulerson Hospital (Okeechobee)
- St. Mary's Medical Center
- Bethesda Hospital East
- Bethesda Hospital West
- Boca Raton Regional Hospital
- Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital (Stuart)
- JFK Medical Center (Atlantis)
To learn more about the hospitals in your community, click here.