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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 2509 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Five Hospitals Progress from “F” to a First-time “A” in the Nation’s Leading Scorecard on Hospital Errors, Accidents and Infections

News Release from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, April 24, 2018

Washington, D.C.,– The Leapfrog Group announced today the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, finding signs hospitals are making progress in reducing avoidable deaths from errors and infections. The bi-annual grading assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the U.S., and is the nation’s only rating focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections that collectively are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

“The national numbers on death and harm in hospitals have alarmed us for decades. What we see in the new round of Safety Grades are signs of many hospitals making significant improvements in their patient safety record,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have definitely spurred these improvement efforts. But the hospitals achieving new milestones are doing the hard work, and we salute them as well as the leaders, researchers and organizations fighting every year for patient safety.”

Signs of hospitals achieving improvements included:

  • Five “A” hospitals receiving this grade for the very first time this spring had an “F” grade in the past
  • 46 hospitals have achieved an “A” for the first time since the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade began six years ago
  • 89 hospitals receiving an “A” at one point had received a “D” or “F”
  • Continued strong performance from states including Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Idaho which once ranked near the bottom of the state rankings of percentage of “A” hospitals but now rank in the top ten

Improvement has also been seen in Maryland and Washington, D.C. metro area. Maryland, which received Safety Grades for the first time in fall 2017, moved out of the bottom five in Leapfrog’s bi-annual state rankings analysis, with three “A” hospitals: Howard County General Hospital, Northwest Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. This analysis ranks states according to their percentage of “A” hospitals. Washington. D.C. also saw its first “A” grade hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, since spring 2013. The nation’s capital has consistently ranked near the bottom of Leapfrog’s rankings analysis.

“In looking at Maryland over the course of these six months, it’s clear there’s been an effort to improve since they were first graded in fall 2017,” said Binder. “Not only are there now three ‘A’ hospitals, but six additional hospitals received a ‘B’ grade, having previously received a ‘C’ or lower.” She continued, “In the case of Washington, D.C., we’re encouraged residents have an ‘A’ hospital in the area for the first time in five years.”

Additional Hospital Safety Grade findings include:

  • Of the approximately 2,500 hospitals graded, 30 percent earned an “A,” 28 percent earned a “B,” 35 percent a “C,” six percent a “D” and one percent an “F”
  • The five states with the highest percentage of “A” hospitals this spring are Hawaii, Idaho, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia
  • Hospitals with “F” grades are located in California, Washington, D.C., Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey and New York
  • There are no “A” hospitals in Alaska, Delaware or North Dakota
  • Impressively, 49 hospitals nationwide have achieved an “A” in every grading update since the launch of the Safety Grade in spring 2012

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. It is updated every six months, once in the fall and once in the spring.

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State Rankings

Does your state make the grade? Hospitals across the country show a lot of variation when it comes to patient safety.

Here, states are ranked based on the number of “A” hospitals they have compared to the total number of graded hospitals on the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. State rankings from the previous grading cycle, Fall 2017, are also displayed.

read ... State Rankings

Hawaii

  • 1 -- Rank
  • 72.73% -- % A Hospitals
  • 3 -- Fall 2017 Ranking
  • 66.67% -- % A Hospitals Fall 2017 

How Safe is Your Hospital?

Grade a 

8 Grade A Hospitals

Castle Medical Center

640 Ulukahiki Street Kailua, HI 96734-4498

View the full Score

 

Hilo Medical Center

1190 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo, HI 96720-2095

View the full Score

 

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Moanalua Medical Center

3288 Moanalua Rd Honolulu, HI 96819-1469

View the full Score

 

Pali Momi Medical Center

98-1079 Moanalua Road Aiea, HI 96701-4713

View the full Score

 

Straub Clinic & Hospital

888 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96813

View the full Score

 

The Queen's Medical Center

1301 Punchbowl St Honolulu, HI 96813-2499

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The Queen's Medical Center West Oahu

91-2141 Fort Weaver Road Ewa Beach, HI 96706

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Wilcox Memorial Hospital

3-3420 Kuhio Highway Lihue, HI 96766-1099

View the full Score

 

Grade c  

3 Grade C Hospitals

Kona Community Hospital

79-1019 Haukapila Street Kealakekua, HI 96750-7920

View the full Score

 

Kuakini Medical Center

347 North Kuakini Street Honolulu, HI 96817-2381

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Maui Memorial Medical Center

221 Mahalani Street Wailuku, HI 96793-2581

View the full Score

 

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