(NEXSTAR) — It’s common for Americans to research before choosing a mechanic, a beautician and many other services. But what about when choosing a hospital? The fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade was recently released to help patients find the safest facilities in their area.
The Leapfrog Group calculated a numerical score for nearly 3,000 hospitals in the U.S. The numerical score was then converted into one of five letter grades, with “A” being the best, followed by “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F.”
The grades were based on a variety of things such as infection rates, surgical errors, patient injuries, ER wait times and patient satisfaction.
In Wisconsin, 65 hospitals were graded with 15 receiving “A” grades. Twelve hospitals received a “B,” 35 hospitals received a “C” and three received a “D.” No Wisconsin hospitals received an “F.”
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Marshfield Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Health Center in Eau Claire, HSSH St Josephs in Chippewa Falls and Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in LaCrosse, all received “A” grades.
All Wisconsin hospitals that received an “A” grade were:
- Aurora Medical Center of Oshkosh – Oshkosh
- Aurora Medical Center of Washington County – Hartford
- Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center – Sheboygan
- Bellin Memorial Hospital – Green Bay
- Beloit Memorial Hospital – Beloit
- Fort Memorial Hospital – Fort Atkinson
- HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital – Eau Claire
- HSHS St Joseph’s Hospital – Chippewa Falls
- HSHS St. Vincent Hospital of Green Bay – Green Bay
- Marshfield Medical Center – Eau Claire – Eau Claire
- Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam – Beaver Dam
- Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in LaCrosse – La Crosse
- Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire – Eau Claire
- Monroe Clinic Hospital – Monroe
- Watertown Regional Medical Center – Watertown
The Wisconsin hospitals that received a “D” grade were:
- Ascension St. Francis Hospital – Milwaukee
- Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center of Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc – Milwaukee
- Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore of Aurora Health Care Metro – Cudahy
Due to the limited availability of public data, some hospitals, including critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities and federal hospitals, were not able to be graded.