The website HospitalSafetyScore.Org is operated by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization focused on “driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.” Three Minneapolis hospitals have been graded by this site, yet only one has been awarded an A. Full information on criteria and grading standards can be found here, but results were:
- Hennepin County Medical Center – D
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – C
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital – A
The Leapfrog Group reviews rates of infection, surgical error, and safety problems, along with practices in place to protect patients, and the training of doctors, nurses and hospital staff, grading each according to averages established throughout the nation. These grades help draw attention to poor practices while also guiding patients to the safest hospitals in their area. They also highlight how ineffective many of our nation’s hospitals are at keeping patients safe.
When you are injured while in the care of medical professionals, it can be difficult to understand your rights. The Minnesota medical malpractice lawyers at our firm can help. Since 1986, our firm has been helping victims of negligent doctors and unsafe hospitals get justice. We have developed strategies for gathering comprehensive information about even the most complex cases, allowing us to help our clients get every penny they are due. If you have been injured while in the hospital, regardless of that hospital’s safety score, we are here to take your case, fight for your rights, and help you get the full compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys, please contact GoldenbergLaw today. We serve victims of negligent healthcare professionals living in Minnesota and throughout the nation from our office in Minneapolis.