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Cortland Hospital Receives Failing Grade For Patient Safety

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Cortland Regional Medical Center is among 20 hospitals nationwide that has received a failing grade for patient safety.

The Leapfrog Group has published its latest results for hospital safety scores. The review looked at 2,523 hospitals across 28 different quality measures. Only 30 percent received an ‘A’ in safety.

The study is broke down into 5 major focus areas. Safety problems with surgery, staff following steps to make surgery safer, infections and safety problems, right staffing to prevent safety problems and use of standard safety procedures.

Cortland Regional did very poorly in the staffing category and the use of standard safety procedures. The hospital performed better than average in some categories.

The failing grade is a decline from previous reports. Over the previous three years, the Cortland hospital scored grades of C & D

The report can be found on-line at

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