The group gave national hospitals a rating in its Hospital Safety Score. In a recent news release, Dr. Ashish Jha of Harvard University, said, "The score exclusively measures safety — meaning errors, accidents and infections. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there that could be useful when we are admitted to the hospital, but very few of us know what it is or where to find it."
Erlanger at Hutcheson received a letter grade of "C."
Roger Forgey, Hutcheson CEO, disputed the score, saying, "Hutcheson has consistently scored well on evaluations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Erlanger at Hutcheson was never reviewed by Leapfrog and does not participate or monetarily support their organization."
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