Here's how Philly hospitals grade out in survey on patient safety

This places them among the top 31 percent of health care systems nationwide, and the top 30 percent in Florida.

Nineteen of 77 MI hospitals received an "A" grade in the fall 2017 report card by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization. Of the 46 hospitals in the state participating in the survey, 19 received the top grade.

Spectrum Health Blodgett, Butterworth, Ludington, United, and Zeeland Community all received A's.

Thirteen Virginia hospitals near D.C. received A grades. "Our passion for patients allows us to create one of the state's safest hospital environments".

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"We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of WellStar Douglas Hospital and WellStar Paulding Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first".

For more information about the Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center: D "We don't believe our grade is a reflection of the care we give at Shady Grove".

Coastal Carolina Hospital scored a "C" from spring 2014 through spring 2016, but jumped up to an "A" on the last three reports.

Of the 44 hospitals graded in Maryland, just one (2.3%), Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, earned an "A". Washington hospitals ranged from A-D. Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to number one in the fall of 2017.

The Blue Ribbon Expert Panel selected 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, analyzed the data and determined the weight of each measure based on evidence, opportunity forimprovement and impact.

"Errors and infections in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in America, and Maryland residents deserve to know which of their hospitals are best at preventing them", said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.

You can read how the letter grade is calculated here.

Leapfrog tells people to look at three measures in particular when choosing a health care provider: hand washing, blood infection during an intensive care unit stay and patient falls.

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