(NEXSTAR) – It’s common for Americans to research before choosing a mechanic, a beautician, or many other services. But what about when choosing a hospital? The fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade was recently released to help patients find the safest facilities in their area.
The Leapfrog Group calculated a numerical score for nearly 3,000 hospitals in the U.S. The numerical score was then converted into one of five letter grades, with “A” being the best, followed by “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F.”
The grades were based on a variety of things such as infection rates, surgical errors, patient injuries, ER wait times and patient satisfaction.
In Indiana, 75 hospitals were graded, with 18 receiving “A” grades. Nineteen hospitals received a “B,” 30 hospitals received a “C,” six received a “D,” and two were listed as “Not Graded.”
Indiana hospitals that received “A” grades for Fall 2021 were:
- Ascension St. Vincent Evansville – Evansville
- Ascension St. Vincent Fishers Hospital – Fishers
- Community Howard Regional Health – Kokomo
- Deaconess Gateway Hospital – Newburgh
- Deaconess Midtown Hospital – Evansville
- Franciscan Health Crawfordsville – Crawfordsville
- Franciscan Health Mooresville – Mooresville
- Hancock Regional Hospital – Greenfield
- IU Health Bloomington Hospital – Bloomington
- IU Health North Hospital – Carmel
- Marion General Hospital – Marion
- Northwest Health – Porter – Valparaiso
- Parkview DeKalb Hospital – Auburn
- Parkview Huntington Hospital – Huntington
- Parkview Regional Medical Center – Fort Wayne
- Parkview Whitley Hospital – Columbia City
- St. Elizabeth Dearborn – Lawrenceburg
- St. Vincent Carmel Hospital – Carmel
Indiana hospitals that received a “D” grade were:
- Columbus Regional Hospital – Columbus
- Franciscan Health Hammond – Hammond
- Logansport Memorial Hospital – Logansport
- Methodist Hospitals – Northlake Campus – Gary
- Methodist Hospitals – Southlake Campus – Merrillville
- St. Joseph Hospital – Fort Wayne
Due to the limited availability of public data, some hospitals, including critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities and federal hospitals, were not able to be graded.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization, says its aim is to help strive for quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system.