Two local hospitals have been given high marks for patient safety. The rating come from The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety. Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana achieved an ‘A’ rating and Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville achieved a ‘B’ rating, placing them among the safest hospitals in the country.
Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on 27 different publicly available measures of patient safety. These measures include patient care management, medication safety, frequency of healthcare-associated infection and maternity care. The biannual report is calculated by a panel of safety experts, peer-reviewed, and free to the public.