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Leapfrog: Only 15 hospitals scored F grades for patient safety; See the list

Nonprofit says patients are at 50 percent higher risk of preventable death at these facilities compared to 'A' hospitals.

Henry Powderly, Editor-in-Chief

The Leapfrog Group on Monday released its latest Hospital Safety Score rankings, assigning 15 hospitals with flunking grades for their record of incidents of patient harm and preventable death.

[Also: Leapfrog: 798 hospitals earn A scores for patient safety; See the list]
[Also: Hundreds of hospitals score top marks as Leapfrog gives out safety grades]

Here is the full list of hospitals that earned 'F' scores:

Hospital Address City State Spring '16 Fall '15 Spring '15 Fall'14 Spring '14 Fall '13 Spring '13 Fall '12 Spring '12
Hospital Address City State Spring '16 Fall '15 Spring '15 Fall'14 Spring '14 Fall '13 Spring '13 Fall '12 Spring '12
Downey Regional Medical Center 11500 Brookshire Avenue Downey CA F C NS NS NS C C B C
Methodist Hospital of Southern California 300 W. Huntington Drive Arcadia CA F C C C C C D C C
Tulare Regional Medical Center 869 Cherry Street Tulare CA F NS D D D D D D B
Victor Valley Community Hospital 15248 Eleventh Street Victorville CA F C NS NS D D F D GP
Whittier Hospital Medical Center 9080 Colima Road Whittier CA F D NS NS D D D B C
Providence Hospital of Washington 1150 Varnum Street NE Washington DC F D F D F F F D C
Western Plains Medical Complex 3001 Avenue A Dodge City KS F C C C C B B B B
UP Health System - Portage 500 Campus Drive Hancock MI F F C B C C A A B
Saint Michael's Medical Center 111 Central Avenue Newark NJ F C D D D D C C B
St. Joseph's Medical Center of Yonkers 127 S. Broadway Yonkers NY F D D D D NS NS D GP
Stony Brook University Hospital 101 Nicolls Road Stony Brook NY F C B B B B A A A
The Brooklyn Hospital Center 121 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn NY F D D C C C NS C C
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 374 Stockholm Street Brooklyn NY F D C D D C C NS C
McAlester Regional Health Center 1 CLARK BASS BOULEVARD McAlester OK F D B B B A B B B
Clarion Hospital One Hospital Drive Clarion PA F F D F F D C C NS

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