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What grades did Columbus-area hospitals receive for safety?

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2023 | Medical Malpractice

Twice every year, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade grades more than 2,000 hospitals in the United States. According to their official website, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns their grades based on nationally recognized safety measures. The result is a grade that indicates the performance of a given hospital.

Columbus has 16 hospitals rated by Leapfrog, and thankfully, none received a failing grade. However, some hospitals did fare better than others in the 2022 fall grading period. See below for a brief look at the best- and worst-performing hospitals in the Columbus area.

Columbus-area hospitals that received A grades

Nine hospitals earned an A for their fall evaluation. The most outstanding hospitals were:

  • Adena Regional Medical Center
  • Berger Hospital
  • Licking Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital
  • OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
  • OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital
  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

The grades measure the hospital’s performance for infections, safety problems, problems with surgery, practices to prevent errors and qualifications of doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

Columbus-area hospitals that received B and C grades

Mount Carmel East Hospital was the only hospital to receive a B grade.

Six hospitals received a C. These were:

  • Fairfield Medical Center
  • Madison Health
  • Mount Carmel Grove City
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
  • The Ohio State University Hospital East
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

If you currently use a lower-ranked hospital, you do not necessarily need to make a change. However, if you feel unsafe at your hospital, check to see how it ranked. You may want to consider a different hospital, even if it is less convenient.