Rockford-area hospitals receive B’s, C’s for patient safety

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A nationwide non-profit has released its safety grades for local hospitals.

The Leapfrog Group released its bi-annual report on Thursday.

OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, FHN Memorial in Freeport, and KSB in Dixon received B grades.

SwedishAmerican, Mercyhealth and Beloit Memorial received C’s.

Leapfrog says grades are determined by dozens of factors, including hygiene, ICU staffing, bedsores, and falls.

As a state, Illinois ranks 11th in the United States, which is an improvement from the Spring, when it ranked 14th.

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