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Central Pennsylvania Hospitals Receive Mixed Reviews For Safety In Study

Posted on May 09, 2013

Central Pennsylvania hospitals received mixed reviews for safety in a recently released study by an independent, non-profit business backed group.  Many central Pennsylvania hospitals received high marks in a new batch of safety grades, although, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, received a lackluster C.

The grades come from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, business-backed non-profit that says the grades as the best free source of information consumers can use to evaluate the safety of their local hospital.

Penn State-Hershey had worse than average ratings in areas including physician staffing in the intensive care unit, preventing falls, and for rates of central line associated blood stream infections, accidental cuts or tears from medical treatment, and collapsed lung due to medical treatment.

Statewide, Leapfrog ranked Pennsylvania in the middle of the pack — 26th — with only 28 percent of its hospitals receiving an A.

In the Harrisburg region, PinnacleHealth System received grades of A for both of its hospitals, Harrisburg and Community General Osteopathic. Holy Spirit Hospital received an A. Carlisle Regional Medical Center received a B.

Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon joined Penn State-Hershey in receiving a C, and was faulted in several of the same areas at Penn State-Hershey. For more information on the study read the article at

If you have an injury or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of sub-standard care or actions which you believe was caused by negligent or reckless conduct, feel free to contact Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers at 717-888-8888 who specialize in personal injury and can answer any questions you may have about inadequate care.  Our Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers help those in Harrisburg, Camp Hill and Hershey in Central Pennsylvania. Don’t wait, call 8.

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