FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the spring 2014 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. It is the second consecutive “A” grade for FMH.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital visit. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in spring 2014, with about 32-percent receiving an “A” grade.

To see how Franklin Memorial Hospital’s scores compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at: Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at

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