How safe are our local hospitals?

National list of hospital safety rankings released Wednesday

Monitors in a hospital room, generic. (AP Photo/Whitney Curtis)
Monitors in a hospital room, generic. (AP Photo/Whitney Curtis)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon ranked 28th on the national list of hospital safety rankings released on Wednesday by the Hospital Safety Score.

Washington ranked 33rd. In the greater Portland and Vancouver area, all hospitals were graded C or better.

Adventist Medical Center and Legacy Meridian Park both earned A grades.

Providence St. Vincent earned a B, scoring poorly in deaths from serious, treatable complications. They did well in regards to avoiding leaving things in patient’s bodies after surgery.

OHSU received a C grade, scoring poorly on leaving objects in a patient’s body but well on avoiding death from serious, treatable conditions.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center was graded C. They did not do well when it came to surgical wounds splitting open but scored high on avoiding leaving objects in patient’s bodies.

Legacy Emanuel also got a C, scoring poorly on dangerous blood clots after surgery. Providence Portland, too, received a C overall. They were marked down for dangerous blood clots but did well when it came to good staffing and having enough qualified nurses.

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