These are the safest hospitals in Wisconsin, according to nonprofit ratings group

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(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:

The Wisconsin hospitals that received a “D” grade were:

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.

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