Most hospitals in South Carolina received a passing grade from a healthcare ratings group.
Of the 46 hospitals that responded to the survey and were ranked in South Carolina, 14 received an “A” grade. However, Baptist Easley Hospital received a “D,” while the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties got an “F.”
South Carolina ranked 26th among all states at the national level with 30.43 percent of its hospitals scoring an A rating.
The Pee Dee region received the best consistent safety grades in South Carolina. McLeod Regional Medical Center and the Carolinas Hospital System in Florence both received “A’s”.
According to Leapfrog, the grades are based on safety data and represent a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.