UK hospitals receive ‘B’ rank


University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. STAFF

News Staff

A nonprofit organization released the rankings of several hospitals in the state of Kentucky. The two UK hospitals ranked higher than last spring.

The Leapfrog Group released ratings regarding patient-safety in 52 of the hospitals in Kentucky, with most of them receiving a “B” or “C” ranking. 

The two hospitals at UK received a ranking of a “B,” a grade higher than last spring, where they received a “C,”according to the rankings.

The grades are made after the organization looked at errors, injuries, accidents and infections of patients at each hospital. 

Twelve of Kentucky’s hospitals were given an A grade, at a 21.3 percentage rate. A rate that is lower than the national average of 31.3 percent, according to KyForward. 

One of those that received an A is Pikeville Medical Center. Pikeville is the only hospital in Kentucky that has been awarded an A grade since Leapfrog began their rankings in 2013, according to KyForward.

Three of the four hospitals that were given a D grade are the KentuckyOne hospitals based in Louisville. 

Visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website to see the grades that were  given to each hospital.