Hospital awarded for patient safety

Fairview Northland Medical Center earned an “A” for patient safety in the Leapfrog Groups survey of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, assigned hospitals an A, B, C, D or F for their safety in its latest update to the scores, based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Of the 2,651 U.S. hospitals given a grade, only 729 received an A grade.