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The SafeCare Group releases its 2018 100 SafeCare Hospitals

5th consecutive listing of 100 hospitals with low infections, readmissions, complications

Our top 50 hospitals represent the top 1%, and just two percent of US hospitals earn the prestigious 100 SafeCare Hospitals distinction”
— Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA Chairman & CEO
LEXINGTON, KY, USA, January 10, 2018 / -- For the fifth year in a row, The SafeCare Group® has published its 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listing of 100 hospitals with low infections, readmissions, and complications at:

While all US hospitals achieving improvements deserve recognition, those achieving 100 SafeCare Hospitals distinction are leading the way. 100 SafeCare Hospitals have achieved an exemplary level of performance in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) value based program (HVBP), readmissions reduction program (HRRP), and acquired complications reduction program (HACRP). Hospitals that perform poorly on these quality, safety, and efficiency metrics receive a financial penalty from the government.

“Our top 50 hospitals represent the top 1%, and just two percent of US hospitals earn the prestigious 100 SafeCare Hospitals distinction," said Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, Chairman and CEO. “Since the beginning in 2013, the Mayo Clinic has made every 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing. For 2018, the Mayo Clinic is ranked number one on the 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing.”

The SafeCare Group believes that the 100 SafeCare Hospitals listings would incentivize hospital leadership to improve care and reduce unnecessary errors that harm patients.

“While healthcare outcomes have shown improvement over the last five years,” Dr. Safeek stated, “there are some glaring outliers. The data indicates that infections and readmissions remain significant challenges for hospitals. Healthcare acquired infections continue to be a blight on the nation’s healthcare system.”
Dr. Safeek added, “There’s also the revolving hospital doors for open heart and open joint procedures, as well as for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. When you have your car’s transmission replaced, you don’t expect to return back to the mechanic again within days to fix it. Why then should patients who had medical or surgical treatments expect less?”

Visitors are encouraged to explore the newly redesigned website offering quick and easy access to essential information and features that offers a more comprehensive understanding of 100 SafeCare Hospitals®.

About The SafeCare Group
The SafeCare Group was founded in 2010 and is a privately held company with the motto Softwaring Healthcare Excellence®. The SafeCare Group software solutions enable hospitals to take advantage of disruptive healthcare technologies that optimize hospital reimbursement and accreditation. Since 2012, SafeCare Analytics® have been helping hospitals excel with physician privileging software for Joint Commission OPPE, and hospital software for better readmissions, cost, complications and infections. Since 2013, 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listings have been Recognizing Healthcare Excellence® of 100 US hospitals that excelled with low infections, readmissions, and complications. Since 2015, SafeCare® magazine has been delivering information on the people, ideas and novel technologies affecting access, cost, and quality of healthcare across the globe. For more information about The SafeCare Group, visit

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Comparative Performance of 100 SafeCare Hospitals®