Leapfrog, a national nonprofit organization that grades hospitals on patient safety measures, downgraded four New Hampshire hospitals for patient safety in the last six months.
Exeter Hospital was downgraded from an A to a C since last fall. According to Leapfrog, that large of a downgrade only occurred to 11 other hospitals in the entire nation. Parkland Medical Center in Derry went in the opposite direction since last fall. This spring they received an A grade while they'd received a C last fall.
The other three New Hampshire hospitals that witnessed their grades drop were Concord Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
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