A report written by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to examining the U.S. healthcare system, wrote an article about hospital safety and hospitals that are improving their safety scores. According to the article, which can be read in its entirety at http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, over 700 participating hospitals received a safety score of "A" this year. Many hospitals made drastic improvements, but over 150 earned a "D" or "F" score. Although many hospitals improved their ratings within many measured areas of patient safety and care, other areas declined. How do Pennsylvania's hospitals rate? Find out here.
If you have been the victim of a hospital error/unsafe situation (including infections, accidents, and additional injuries) and have suffered significantly as a result, it may be time to seek legal counsel. Attorney Doug Stoehr is skilled in taking these types of claims and is your local hometown lawyer who can get the job done! Contact his Altoona, PA area office at 814-946-4100 for your free initial consultation.