Many people believe that hospitals are secure havens where they can recuperate and find solace when they're ill or injured. But for a lot of people, the idea of being locked up behind the immaculate hospital walls can be frightening and full of doubt and fear.

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Nonetheless, patients shouldn't be most worried about their safety out of all of these concerns.

Any healthcare facility's first responsibility is to ensure the patients' well-being, which includes establishing a safe environment. When a patient is admitted to a hospital, they entrust the surrounding facilities and medical staff with their care.

Patients expect to be well taken care of and to heal without unnecessary risk or harm.

According to recent data from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, certain medical facilities in the area perform exceptionally well, while others at most do merely ok.

Five primary criteria are used to grade hospitals, and these criteria are then divided into a number of more specialized subsections.

The following are the primary grading criteria: infections, surgical problems, safety issues, error prevention techniques, and physicians, nurses, and hospital personnel.

Marks for below average, average, and above average are given in the respective subsections; hospitals are able to choose not to submit ratings for any subsection in order to "potentially avoid errors."

Then, hospitals receive a letter grade ranging from A to F, exactly like students.

Seven hospitals in North Dakota were ranked; none of them got an A letter grade.  The bottom three states in the country are North Dakota, Wyoming, and Alaska, which were also the lowest three in 2019 rankings.

The total hospital grades for North Dakota in 2023 are as follows:

Grade b

Trinity Health
Minot, ND 58701

Grade b

Altru Health System
Grand Forks, ND

Grade c

While not all hospitals are in the grading system, these are by far the largest.  The vast majority of other hospitals in the state are offshoots or children of these seven health care institutions.
Montana's healthcare facilities have made great strides since 2019, jumping up 21 spots to the 9th-best state in the nation.
Of the 10 hospitals graded for Montana, four of them received an A.
Here is how Montana hospitals graded out:
Billings Clinic
Billings, MT
Grade a

Benefis Hospitals
Great Falls, MT
Grade c

While these rankings are the end-all-be-all of how good a hospital is or the kind of care it provides to the patients it helps, they do give an insight into each individual establishment.

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