Two Area Hospitals Among Safest in Country

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 8:48 AM EDT

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Two Area Hospitals Among Safest in Country

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 8:48 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - A new publication released by the Niagara Health Quality Coalition says Buffalo General Hospital and Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital are among the safest hospitals in America.

The report evaluated hospitals based on mortality rates, patient safety indicators, adverse events and participation in national safety programs.

The Safest Hospitals analysis focused on areas where hospitals performed better than average, with the top 15 percent of hospitals selected for the honor roll. The honor roll excluded hospitals that scored in the bottom 50 percent of the Watch List or had more than two “worse than average” scores.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital was the only local hospital on the coalition's “watch list” based on below-average results.

To see the complete list, a database is available at www.myhealthfinder.com.