Indiana Hospitals Ranked Among Best and Worst for Safety
On the whole, Indiana hospitals are ranked quite well on a national level. In competition with their peers, 88 of Indiana’s hospitals were assessed as part of the efforts to better distribute Medicare funding to hospitals performing at higher standards. Of the 88 assessed, Indiana ranked 11th overall in the country. 14 of our hospitals, however, were ranked low enough on the scale that they will receive a decrease in Medicare funding, as a result of injury and infection rates suffered by patients in the past year.
The hospitals that will receive the penalties are:
- Community Howard Regional in Kokomo
- Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne
- Franciscan Alliance hospitals in Crown Point and Munster
- Memorial Hospital in Jasper
- Methodist Hospital in Gary
- Physicians’ Medical Center in New Albany
- Saint Joseph Regional Hospital in Plymouth
- Union Hospital in Terre Haute
- Eskenazi Hospital, Indiana University Health’s Methodist Hospital, Community North Hospital, Community Heart & Vascular, and Lebanon’s Witham Health Services, all in the Indianapolis area
Because of the high rates of injuries and infections at these hospitals, starting on the new fiscal year that began October 1st, these 11 sites began receiving smaller funding amounts, and they are part of 22% nationally who also received these cuts.
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