Hospital Rating Resources
The Leapfrog Group - Hospital Safety Grade
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. Its A, B, C, D, or F letter grades are a quick way for consumers to choose the safest hospital to seek care. The Safety Grade provides consumers with the critical information on how likely they are to experience accidents, injuries, errors, or harm while in the hospital.
The Leapfrog Group - Hospital Survey
Nearly half of all U.S. hospitals voluntarily provide data to The Leapfrog Group's annual survey, and it provides consumers with detailed information on the safety of hospitals around the country. Whether you want to know about a hospital's C-section rate, safety protocols, or how frequently patients have to be readmitted, you'll find it all here. Look for hospitals with four green bars on the issues that matter to you. These hospitals have fully met the most rigorous standards set by The Leapfrog Group's volunteer health care safety and quality experts.
CMS - Hospital Compare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare website has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country. The site was created in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other federal agencies. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.
CompareMaine provides Maine consumers with the average cost of common healthcare procedures at different facilities in Maine. These costs do not represent what an individual will pay for the procedure, as that cost varies based on individual circumstances, but the information provides a valuable snapshot of how costs vary for specific services in our state.
In addition to cost information, users can also see patient experience ratings and how Maine hospitals compare on patient safety. The cost and quality of healthcare services can vary among providers, and you may have a choice in where you receive care