Three local hospitals have a ratings

National Leapfrog safety grades also show three changes in your area.

Three area hospitals — Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital — retained their A grades within the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report for fall 2017. This places them one of the top 31 percent of healthcare systems nationwide, and also the top 30 % in Florida.

Florida hospitals overall rated 24th within the U . s . States within the five-year-old ranking program through the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that aims to lessen avoidable hospital deaths.

Raising their scores from the D to some C because the April outcome was Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Manatee Memorial Hospital. Lakewood Ranch Clinic, unranked in earlier reports, received a C.

Fawcett Memorial Hospital’s B grade was unchanged, as were C grades for Blake Clinic and Venice Regional Bayfront Health, along with a D for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte now.

The brand new report can be obtained at

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