TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - How safe is your hospital? Grades were recently released showing us how they're stacking up against the competition.
The grades for Toledo Hospital, University of Toledo Medical Center, and Mercy's St. Vincent Hospital come from Leapfrog.
After reviewing the grades, some we're above average, while others we're definitely below.
First, if you look at leapfrog's site hospitalsafetyscore.com, the score is a D for Spring 2016. That's based on more than 30 different patient safety measures indicating how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infection.
Heading over to Mercy's St. V's Hospital, the grade is better.
The website gave them a C. Based on the report, St. V's did better than UTMC in communication between patients and nurses and responsiveness of hospital staff.
Finally, ProMedica's Toledo Hospital fared the best out of all three.
The website gave them a B. Better communication between patients and doctors and better communication about medicines prescribed to patients brought in higher scores.
The information compiled in the list hospitals can provide directly to Leapfrog or they can opt out. In that event, information from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is used to generate a score, another place patient safety data is reported.
UTMC, St. V's, and Toledo Hospital all opted out of the actual survey. Here are the statements the hospitals wrote in response to the scores.
ProMedica Toledo Hospital:
From Mercy St. Vincent's Hospital:
For more information on the hospital grades, click here.