Those needing medical attention in Indiana might want to consider other options than these two hospitals.

If there's one thing that we all can agree on it's that nobody wants to be sick in the Hoosier State. It affects too many things at one time, you have to worry about work, who's going to take care of the kids, and several other factors that falling ill will affect your day-to-day life.  It's even worse when one has to go to the hospital if the symptoms are severe enough. That's a whole other level of concern because then you'll instantly thinking about how much it will cost you to be in the hospital. Luckily we have some really great hospitals here in Indiana. As someone who is extremely accident prone, I know a good hospital when I see one.

So, when it comes to Indiana hospitals, which ones should you turn to first? More importantly, which ones should you avoid? Recently, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on patient safety, took a look at hospitals across the country to determine some of the best, and worst facilities when it comes to patient safety.

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What is Patient Safety?

The Hospital Safety Grade says:

When we talk about patient safety, we’re really talking about how hospitals and other healthcare organizations protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. While many hospitals are good at keeping their patients safe, some hospitals aren’t. Upwards of 250,000 people die every year from preventable errors in hospitals.

Luckily for us here in Indiana, we have 18 hospitals throughout the state that received an "A" grade for patient safety. However, there were two hospitals in the state that received the lowest grade that you can get, a "D".

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Two Indiana Hospitals Receive a "D" in Patient Safety

According to LeapFrog's reports, two Indiana hospitals received a "D" in patient safety in 2024.  Overall, Indiana was ranked 26th in the nation, which was higher than the ranking the state had in the fall of 2023, which was 29th. That being said, let's see what two hospitals got the lowest scores in Indiana.

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus
600 Grant St
Gary, IN 46402-6099

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Methodist Hospitals - Southlake Campus
8701 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

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It appears that these hospitals have some work to do in terms of patient safety. Would you agree with these findings based on your experiences? If you would like to see which Indiana hospitals received an "A" grade and where the others landed on the list, click here.

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