We all deserve to know how safe our hospitals are, and to be empowered to choose the best care available.

Going to a hospital can be frightening, but being uninformed about the hospital’s safety record can be a life-or-death issue. We’re here to help, and to let you know what hospitals to use and which ones you might want to avoid. Choosing your hospital is a matter of personal preference, but we know that hospitals who receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score do a better job at preventing errors than hospital that score lower. Visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org to find how the hospitals near you score.

The statistics can be frightening: 1 in 4 Medicare patients will experience some sort of infection, injury or fatal error when entering a hospital. If airplanes had that abysmal safety record, no one would fly. The Hospital Safety Score highlights the very best hospitals and warns against the worst. Before deciding on a surgery or procedure, talk with your doctor about the hospital you’ll be visiting.