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Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne all received A grades.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center: D "The October Leapfrog safety grades do not reflect the continuous improvement we are seeing in all of our hospitals".

Other local hospitals received a C grade.

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SC ranked 13 among the 50 states, based on the number of hospitals that earned an "A" compared to the total number of hospitals in the state. The hospital went from scoring a "D" in spring 2015, to receiving an "A" on the last three reports. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

The Leapfrog Group, founded by a group of corporate employers, commissioned a panel of public health experts to develop the safety report card in the wake of a landmark 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that revealed hospital errors kill about 98,000 patients a year. Here's where the city's hospitals now stand on safety.

Today, the Leapfrog Group announced Virginia Mason has again earned an A based on its independent analysis of hospital safety data. A total of 74 hospitals received grades A through F.

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MI ranks 36th in the country for percentage of "A" hospitals - only 19 of the 77 hospitals in the state were given an A. "At the very least, everyone should get an A on patient safety".

A new survey of the nation's hospitals has been released. "We are seeing in pockets of the country like Rhode Island, there seems to be a significant effort and achievement to bringing all hospitals to top levels of safety", she said. Rita Numerof, president and co-founder of consultancy Numerof & Associates, said "There should be no correlation between safety rates and socioeconomic status." de Brantes agreed, saying hospitals can control the processes in place to ensure the care they provide is safe.

The report graded twenty-five hospitals in CT.

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Leapfrog gave 159 hospitals in the U.S. D grades and 15 hospitals received failing marks.

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