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Nashua Hospital Safety Rankings

Check out the annual Leapfrog ranking of area hospitals on safety issues.

The latest update to the Hospital Safety Score is posted, giving letter grades to hospitals around the country, including here in Nashua.  

The list focuses on preventable medical errors like injuries, accidents, and infections, and this year's scores show that hospitals are making some progress, but many still have a long way to go to reliably deliver safe health care.

For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score now identifies “D” and “F” hospitals that represent the most hazardous environments for patients in need of care.

The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety, and administered by the independent, national nonprofit organization The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog). The Safety Score, released Nov. 28, accounts for the data updated over the last six months, most covering hospital performance in 2011, and uses a modified methodology based on research and public comments. Read the full report here.

The lowest scoring hospital in the Greater Nashua area was Lawrence General, which was graded "D." Elliot Hospital in Manchester received a "C." Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital both scored "B."

Search scores for local hospitals here.

Charles Hatch November 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Med flights go to Boston Massachusetts. The best hospitals are in Boston Massachusetts.
Dot Knightly November 29, 2012 at 02:32 PM
You're right Charles. Boston Hospitals are the best, but St. Joes is the best in Nashua. Patient's, even when not sent on their own, end up in Boston when NH Hospitals can't diagnose their illness. For that matter, Boston Hospitals are chosen by people Nationwide.
One Man Wolf Pack November 29, 2012 at 07:34 PM
actually world wide would be more acurate.
Kathy Peterson December 03, 2012 at 01:00 AM
My father was sent down to Lawrence General after a brain injury for the first available neurosurgeon. I was in a panic over the move down there, but the dr's and nurses in that E.R. were absolutely wonderful and also very loving. He recovered from brain surgery at age 88 very nicely and came home! There are hardworking and caring medical staff everywhere!

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