Virginia Hospitals Rank 39th in the Country in Patient Safety

Posted on May 04, 2006

One very troubling aspect of the new Health Grade studies which reports 250,000 Medicare patients killed by preventable medical mistakes during the three years, is the performance of Virginia hospitals. Among the 50 states, Virginia's hospitals were ranked 39th. West Virginia, by comparison, was ranked 17th. Only four Virginia hospitals were included on the list of best-performing hospitals for overall patient safety.

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