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Greenwood Leflore Hospital maintains "B" Safety Grade

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Early Wednesday morning, the Leapfrog Group, a nation-wide non-profit healthcare safety and patient advocacy organization, issued its Fall 2021 hospital safety ratings.

Greenwood Leflore Hospital received a "B" grade in the report, the same as last Spring's grade.

TTC's previous report on GLH's "B" rating last Spring may be seen here:
Greenwood Leflore Hospital "Safety Grade" improves to "B"

The report is based on the latest publicly available data from CMS, the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid, as well as upon Leapfrog hospital surveys, which collect data from the hospital administrators themselves.

Based on 32 different measures, the report attempts to provide an overall measure of patient safety. According to Leapfrog, patients treated in hospitals rated "D" or "F" are twice as likely to succumb to "avoidable deaths" as those treated in higher-rated hospitals.

This Fall in Mississippi, 14 hospitals gained an "A" rating, 10 a "B" rating, and 19 a "C" rating, and 1 a "D" rating. There were no "F" grades among the 44 hospitals rated in Mississippi by Leapfrog.

Local Hospitals received the following grades:
A - Baptist Memorial (Oxford)
B - NW MS Medical Center (Clarksdale)
B - Bolivar Medical Center (Cleveland)
B - DRMC (Greenville)
B - UMMC Grenada
B - Greenwood Leflore Hospital

Baptist Medical Center in Jackson received an A grade, while St. Dominic and University Medical Center received C grades.

According to the safety report, GLH scored below average in these areas:

  • blood infection
  • surgical site infection after colon surgery
  • C. diff. infection
  • accidental cuts and tears
  • communication with nurses
  • responsiveness by staff to patient concerns
  • communication about discharge
  • enough qualified nurses
  • sepsis infection after surgery
  • infection in the urinary tract

The entire study results for GLH may be viewed here: GLH Hospital Safety Results, Fall 2021   (archive copy)

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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