TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Four north Mississippi hospitals received an "A" grade for hospital safety.
The Leapfrog Group annually releases its “Hospital Safety Grade” each fall and spring, detailing how safe hospitals are across the nation.
These grades are based on how safe hospitals keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The spring 2019 grades were released on Wednesday, and 35 hospitals were graded in Mississippi.
Nine hospitals received an "A" grade, including:
- Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus
- Baptist Memorial Hospital of Union County, New Albany
- Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory
- North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo
Twelve hospitals received a "B" grade, including:
- Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford
- Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth
- OCH Regional Medical Center, Starkville
Nine hospitals received a "C" grade, including:
Five hospitals received a "D" grade, and no hospitals in Mississippi received an "F" grade.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade includes 28 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
Its methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Note: Click on each hospital that is listed above for more information about that hospital's grade.