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Area hospitals are graded by national non-profit


A national organization grading hospital safety says that hospitals in Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City have some room for improvement.

Check out these grades from the Leapfrog Group.


B   Allen Memorial Hospital (Waterloo)

B   Mercy Medical Center (Dubuque)

B   Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids)

B   St. Luke's Methodist Hospital (Cedar Rapids)

C   Covenant Medical Center (Waterloo)

C   Finley Hospital (Dubuque)

C   Mercy Medical Center (Iowa City)

C   University of Iowa Hospitals (Iowa City)


The grades are based on what the experts define as preventable hospital conditions.

Experts looked at patient injuries, medication errors, infection, and whether the hospitals follow safety procedures.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national not-for-profit organization.

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