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Published on October 30, 2015

Five Northeast Florida hospitals given A rating in The LeapFrog Group study

By Deanna Bettineschi, Action News Jax

Mother Marie Brown was concerned when she learned some hospitals in northeast Florida were given a C in a recent study by The Leapfrog Group.

The study looked into things like safety problems. It was scored by using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score.

“They should have an A,” said Brown.

One of the hospitals given a C grade was Baptist Medical Center -- the hospital Brown claims her son Frank Brown disappeared from five months ago. It’s now become a missing-persons case.

"The nurse said he was gone so we don't know where he went,” said Brown.

The hospitals below are the ones given grades in the Jacksonville area.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, Orange Park Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Southeast Georgia Health System-Camden Campus were all given As.

Only one, Mayo Clinic, was rated a B.

UF Health Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center South and Baptist Medical Center Nassau were the four rated C.

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