PEORIA - The LeapFrog hospital safety grades just came out and one Peoria area hospital fared better than the others.
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center received a B, though that was lower score than the A they received in the spring. UnityPoint Health-Methodist received a C, the same grade they received last spring, and UnityPoint Health-Proctor received a D, down from the B they received last spring. LeapFrog cited higher than normal rates of C-Diff infection, problems with surgery, patient falls, and communication issues as some of the reasons for the low grade.
Graham Hospital in Canton and OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington both received an A, while Advocate BroMenn Hospital in Normal got a B.
Founded in 2000, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization working to improve the quality and safety of American healthcare. LeapFrog grades hospitals with an A, B, C, D or F based on 27 measures of patient safety, including patient care management, medication safety, frequency of healthcare-associated infection, and maternity care. The biannual report is calculated by a panel of safety experts. See more details at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/search.