Two local hospitals recently received A grades, which is the highest given, as a reflection of superior hospital safety.
Franciscan Healthcare Munster and Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City received the distinction from The Leapfrog Group, which reviews various measures.
The Leapfrog Group reviewed more than 2,500 hospitals in the United States and assigned grades based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries and infections.
Of the facilities that received a hospital safety score, fewer than 32 percent earned the top grade.
“Our 2014 hospital safety score demonstrates the work our physicians and staff have undertaken to improve patient safety in our facility,” said Barb Greene, Franciscan Healthcare Munster president.
Added Trish Weber, Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City vice president of operations and chief nursing officer, “We are very proud of our team and their ongoing commitment to safe, quality health care. This recognition serves to shine the light on the great work of our dedicated physicians, nurses and health care professionals.”