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Utah Hospitals Rank Poorly In Patient Safety

Eight hospitals in Utah have been ranked among the nation’s worst performing for patient safety.

This week, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) identified about 800 hospitals across the U.S. that had high rates of patient injuries.

CMS will dock these hospitals 1 percent of the usual Medicare payments for patients discharged in the current federal fiscal year. Intermountain Medical Center and St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City were among the 8 hospitals penalized.

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Quality measures used in the ranking include health care associated infection rates, and data from the agency for healthcare research and quality.