6 Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals, including La Crosse, receive ‘A’ grade for patient safety

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Six Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals scored high marks in hospital patient safety, according to a release Tuesday.

La Crosse’s Mayo Clinic is one of the six  to receive an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that collects and analyzes data to help patients choose their preferred health care destinations. The Hospital Safety Score, which the Leapfrog Group updates and publishes twice a year, uses 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data combined with additional self-reported survey answers that hospitals submit annually.

“We are so proud of our staff for continuing to achieve the highest level of safety for the third year in a row,” said Dr. Paul Mueller, regional vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System in southwest Wisconsin. “This commitment to our patients is a true reflection of our Mayo Clinic values.”

Other Mayo Clinic locations receiving an ‘A’ grade for hospital patient safety include:

  • Albert Lea and Austin, Minn.
  • Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Fairmont, Minn.
  • Mankato, Minn.
  • Red Wing, Minn.

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