Local hospitals just received new safety grades from the nonprofit health care watchdog Leapfrog.
The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based off of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data.
Here’s what each hospital scored in the Dayton metro area, including Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties. Click through to explore the full scorecard for each hospital and compare scores over time.
Leapfrog does not grade VA hospitals, specialty hospitals or children’s hospitals, so several local hospitals were not included in the rankings.
Leapfrog states that while every person will have a different idea about what is most important to them, it suggests seeing how a hospital scores on:
Hand washing: Does your hospital have a hand washing policy to ensure all staff members are washing their hands before and after patient contact?
Infection in the blood: Hospital patients may be given a central line (a tube inserted into the body to deliver medication and other treatments). Patients with a central line are at high risk for developing a dangerous infection in the blood. Is your hospital showing a low number on this measure?
Patient falls: What is your hospital doing to ensure you don’t suffer an added injury from a fall while in the hospital?