Mayo hospitals receive ‘A’ grades for patient safety

Published 5:56 am Friday, November 8, 2019

Eight Mayo Clinic hospitals, including Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin and Albert Lea, scored high marks for safety — earning an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

“Congratulations to the eight Mayo Clinic hospitals that received ‘A’ grades for patient safety,” said Henry Ting, M.D., chief value officer, Mayo Clinic in a press release. “These scores reflect Mayo Clinic’s commitment to patient care and the remarkable dedication of each and every Mayo Clinic employee. Mayo Clinic strives to be the safest organization to receive care and deliver care.”

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The Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice per year. This score is based on 17 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, combined with 11 additional self-reported survey answers, to produce a single patient safety score. A panel of safety experts developed these measures.

The Leapfrog Group is one of many groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.

Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an “A” grade are:


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital

Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota
  • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Mankato, Minnesota
  • Red Wing, Minnesota


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester