Backus scores top safety rating
July 13, 2012
A just-released edition of Consumer Reports has ranked Backus Hospital as the second safest hospital in the state, and among the best in the nation.
In second place, Backus scored 62 out of 100 points, just two points behind Middlesex Hospital and eight points above St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport.
In its first-ever ranking of hospital safety, Consumer Reports developed its rating tool based on hospitals’ infection rates, readmissions, communication of medical instructions, CT Scanning rates, complications and mortality.