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Maryland hospitals rise in safety grading system

Maryland hospitals rise in safety grading system

Maryland hospitals have made strides overall in reducing errors, accidents, injuries and infections, but still have a way to go to make their facilities as safe as they can be, according to a new safety assessment by Leapfrog Group.

Maryland moved out of the bottom five in Leapfrog’s biannual state rankings of the country’s safest hospitals. Ten hospitals in the state improved their grades since they were first analyzed in 2017.

But the majority of the state’s hospitals — 37 — received a grade of C or worse, signaling the need for more change.

“It is good to see these incremental improvements in Maryland and hopefully we will continue to see more progress over time,”...

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