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Group's grades for Hawaii hospital safety leapfrogged over some facts

By Hilton Raethel

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 21, 2012

~~<p>The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently reported that more than half of Hawaii's hospitals were rated average or worse in the Hospital Safety Scores published by a national organization known as the Leapfrog Group (&quot;Isle facilities rank low in patient safety,&quot; Star-Advertiser, June 6).</p>
<p>While Straub Clinic &amp; Hospital and Kaiser Foundation Hospital earned well-deserved A ratings from Leapfrog, we believe the study's methods shortchanged the performance of other Hawaii hospitals.</p>
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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently reported that more than half of Hawaii's hospitals were rated average or worse in the Hospital Safety Scores published by a national organization known as the Leapfrog Group ("Isle facilities rank low in patient safety," Star-Advertiser, June 6).

While Straub Clinic & Hospital and Kaiser Foundation Hospital earned well-deserved A ratings from Leapfrog, we believe the study's methods shortchanged the performance of other Hawaii hospitals. Login for more...



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