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5 hospitals get top rating

Five Mississippi hospitals recently received an “A” patient-safety rating in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group. The hospitals were Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, Baptist Union County in New Albany and Baptist North Mississippi in Oxford.

Leapfrog Group grades more than 2,500 hospitals across the United States for safety twice each year. The safety score reflects how well the hospital protects patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital and is calculated based on several core measures, including safe practice measures, surgical care improvement project measures and patient safety indicators.

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