Chippewa Valley hospitals earn “A” grade for patient safety
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - All four Chippewa Valley hospitals are making the grade when it comes to keeping patients safe.
Leapfrog, a national hospital safety rating organization, released its grades on more than 2,700 hospitals.
The four primary hospitals for the Chippewa Valley - Marshfield Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, and HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Hospitals - all receive “A” grades. The ranking comes from 27 measures of patient safety.
“In the Chippewa Valley, there’s a number of good facilities and we’re lucky as citizens of Chippewa Valley to have quality healthcare at a number of places. I think what this says to us is at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire is delivering that safe care at a very high level, which people in the Chippewa Valley have come to expect,” said Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Chief Administrative Officer Bill Priest.
HSHS issued a statement on its “A” grades for Sacred Heart and St. Joe’s saying, “The colleagues at both hospitals work hard to prevent infections, double-check medications and keep patients free from harm.”
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