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What are the safest hospitals in Northeast Ohio? 16 just received top marks in a national survey

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades look at things like hospital errors, infections and injuries. Sixteen local facilities just earned "A" grades.

CLEVELAND — Editors Note: The above video originally aired on Dec. 12.

With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging throughout Ohio, hospital safety is at the front of many people's minds. According to the Leapfrog Group, more than 400,000 people die every year due to hospital safety issues, like infections or accidents. 

Today, more than 13 Northeast Ohio hospitals received "A" grades — the highest mark — from their national hospital safety survey. Of those, nine are Cleveland Clinic hospitals. Those hospitals are:

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center — Akron
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation — Cleveland
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System - Euclid Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System - Fairview Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System - Hilcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System - Marymount Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System - South Pointe Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover
  • Ashtabula County Medical Center
  • Mercy Health Lorain Hospital
  • Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls
  • Summa Health, Barberton Campus
  • Mercy Medical Center, Canton
  • University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, Ashland
  • OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
  • Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk

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One other Clinic hospital in Florida also received an "A" grade, while Avon Hospital, Lutheran Hospital and Medina Hospital all received "B" grades. Two Clinic facilities in Florida received "C"s. No hospital in Ohio received a failing grade.

The survey grades five main categories — infections, problems with surgery, practices to prevent errors, safety problems and staff — and then bases their marks off of data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and information from other supplemental data sources.

You can see a full list of local and national hospital grades here.