Mayo hospitals receive A grades

Published 9:00 pm Monday, May 4, 2020

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Seven Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety — earning an A for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, according to a press release.

“This recognition goes to our staff and teams who work tirelessly to safely prepare and care for patients,” said Henry Ting, M.D., Mayo Clinic’s chief value officer. “We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect patient safety during COVID-19.”

Among the Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an A grade were Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. 

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Other Mayo hospitals that received A grades were Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester as well as Arizona and Florida, and Mayo Clinic Health System facilities in Red Wing as well as Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

The hospital safety score is updated and published twice per year. This score is based on 17 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, combined with 11 additional self-reported survey answers, to produce a single patient safety score. A panel of safety experts developed the measures.