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Consumer Reports Ranking Shows Safety of Local Hospitals

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Consumer Reports is out with its annual safety rankings for America’s hospitals.

So, how did our local hospitals fare?

Each hospital received a safety ranking between 1 and 100. Nationally, they ranged from a low of 11 to a high of 78. Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center Director Doris Peter says that her magazine found the two top-scoring hospitals in the St. Louis area.

“There were two hospitals that scored a 69 in the St. Louis area,” Peter says. “It was Progress West Healthcare Center in St. Charles, Mo., with a 69, and then St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., also with a 69.”

There are several other schools that rank in the 60s. They are Touchette Regional in Centreville, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

The hospitals were graded on mortality, readmissions, overuse of CT scans, hospital-acquired infection, and communication. To view the complete list, visit consumerreports.org.

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