LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- When it comes to a serious surgery or medical emergency, choosing the best hospital for you and your family is important.
New safety grades for hospitals in Southwest Florida were just released and some local hospitals may not have performed as well as you'd hope but it's not all bad news.
Here are the patient safety ratings in our area:
To learn more about hospitals in your community, click here.
The Leapfrog group is a non-profit organization dedicated to patient quality and safety in the U.S. health system.
The group looked at the rate of hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections and assigned a letter grade for each hospital.
On the group's website, they break down the results, giving high to low scores for patient safety for each hospital.
So what you can do to stay safe during your next hospital visit? The group shared helpful information you can use to keep you and your family safe.