​​751 Hospitals Hit With Safety Penalties For 2018: Data Table

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News

DECEMBER 21, 2017

The federal government Thursday lowered a year’s worth of Medicare payments to 751 hospitals to penalize them for having the highest rates of patient injuries.

More than half also were punished last year through the penalty, which was created by the Affordable Care Act and began four years ago. The program is designed as a financial incentive for hospitals to avoid infections and other mishaps, such as blood clots and bedsores.

The penalties again fell heavily on teaching hospitals, although less than before. A third of them were punished this year, a Kaiser Health News analysis of the penalties found. Last year, the penalty was levied on nearly half of the nation’s teaching hospitals.

Maryland hospitals are exempted from penalties because that state has a separate payment arrangement with Medicare. Below are the hospitals being penalized and a notation if they were penalized last year:


Hospital Name     City    State    Penalized Last Year?

Abbeville General Hospital Abbeville Louisiana
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus Phoenix Arizona
Acadia General Hospital Crowley Louisiana
Ad Hospital East, LLC Houston Texas Yes
Adirondack Medical Center Saranac Lake New York
Adventist Medical Center Hanford California Yes
Aiken Regional Medical Center Aiken South Carolina
Akron General Medical Center Akron Ohio Yes
Alaska Native Medical Center Anchorage Alaska Yes
Albany Memorial Hospital Albany New York
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Pennsylvania Yes
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Yes
Allegheny Valley Hospital Natrona Pennsylvania
Alliancehealth Midwest Midwest City Oklahoma Yes
Alta View Hospital Sandy Utah
Altus Baytown Hospital Baytown Texas
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego California
Anderson RMC South Meridian Mississippi Yes
Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster California Yes
Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira New York Yes
Asante Ashland Community Hospital Ashland Oregon Yes
Aspire Behavioral Health Of Conroe, LLC Conroe Texas Yes
Athens Limestone Hospital Athens Alabama
AU Medical Center Augusta Georgia Yes
Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital Oneonta New York
Aurora Medical Center Summit Wisconsin Yes
Aurora Medical Ctr Washington County Hartford Wisconsin
Aurora St Lukes Medical Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota Sioux Falls South Dakota
Avera St Lukes Aberdeen South Dakota
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield California
Banner Ironwood Medical Center Queen Creek Arizona
Banner-University Medical Center Tucson Campus Tucson Arizona Yes
Baptist Easley Hospital Easley South Carolina
Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock Little Rock Arkansas
Baptist Health Paducah Paducah Kentucky Yes
Baptist Hospital Of Miami Miami Florida Yes
Baptist Medical Center - Beaches Jacksonville Beach Florida Yes
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida Yes
Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis Tennessee Yes
Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto Southaven Mississippi Yes
Baptist Memorial Hospital Huntingdon Huntingdon Tennessee Yes
Barnes-Jewish St Peters Hospital Saint Peters Missouri Yes
Baton Rouge General Medical Center Baton Rouge Louisiana
Baxter Regional Medical Center Mountain Home Arkansas
Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System Panama City Florida
Bayfront Health - St Petersburg Saint Petersburg Florida Yes
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Punta Gorda Florida Yes
Bayhealth - Milford Memorial Hospital Milford Delaware
Baylor Heart And Vascular Hospital Dallas Texas Yes
Baylor Regional Medical Center At Plano Plano Texas Yes
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine Grapevine Texas Yes
Bayshore Medical Center Holmdel New Jersey Yes
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Greenfield Massachusetts
Bedford Memorial Hospital Bedford Virginia Yes
Beebe Medical Center Lewes Delaware Yes
Bellevue Hospital Center New York New York
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Springville New York Yes
Blake Medical Center Bradenton Florida Yes
Blount Memorial Hospital Maryville Tennessee Yes
Blue Valley Hospital, Inc Overland Park Kansas Yes
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton Florida Yes
Bourbon Community Hospital Paris Kentucky
Bridgeport Hospital Bridgeport Connecticut Yes
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Bronx New York
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center Brooklyn New York Yes
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Patchogue New York Yes
Broward Health Coral Springs Coral Springs Florida
Broward Health Imperial Point Fort Lauderdale Florida
Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Demopolis Alabama
Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc Huntington West Virginia Yes
California Pacific Medical Ctr - St. Luke's Campus San Francisco California Yes
California Pacific Medical Ctr-Davies Campus Hosp San Francisco California Yes
Candler Hospital Savannah Georgia Yes
Cannon Memorial Hospital Pickens South Carolina
Canton-Potsdam Hospital Potsdam New York
Cape Regional Medical Center Inc Cape May Court House New Jersey Yes
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell Pennington New Jersey Yes
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke Virginia Yes
Carolinas Hospital System Florence South Carolina Yes
Carteret General Hospital Morehead City North Carolina
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Georgia
Cary Medical Center Caribou Maine
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Washington
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Castle Rock Colorado
Castleview Hospital Price Utah Yes
Catskill Regional Medical Center Harris New York Yes
Central Florida Regional Hospital Sanford Florida
Central Maine Medical Center Lewiston Maine Yes
Central Peninsula General Hospital Soldotna Alaska
Centura Health - Penrose St Francis Health Services Colorado Springs Colorado Yes
Centura Health - St Anthony Hospital Lakewood Colorado
Chambersburg Hospital Chambersburg Pennsylvania Yes
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Torrington Connecticut Yes
Chesapeake General Hospital Chesapeake Virginia Yes
Chester Regional Medical Center Chester South Carolina
Chi Health Lakeside Omaha Nebraska
Chi Health Mercy Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Iowa
Chi St. Vincent Hospital Hot Springs Hot Springs Arkansas
Chi-St Vincent Infirmary Little Rock Arkansas
Chilton Medical Center Pompton Plains New Jersey Yes
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility Chinle Arizona Yes
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority Talihina Oklahoma
Christian Hospital Northeast-Northwest Saint Louis Missouri Yes
Christus Lake Area Hospital Lake Charles Louisiana
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital San Antonio Texas Yes
Christus St Frances Cabrini Hospital Alexandria Louisiana Yes
Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center Santa Fe New Mexico Yes
Citizens Medical Center Columbia Louisiana Yes
Claiborne Medical Center Tazewell Tennessee
Clay County Medical Center West Point Mississippi
Cleveland Emergency Hospital Cleveland Texas
Clifton Springs Hospital And Clinic Clifton Springs New York
Clinton Hospital Association Clinton Massachusetts
Clovis Community Medical Center Clovis California Yes
Coliseum Medical Centers Macon Georgia
Columbia Center Mequon Wisconsin Yes
Columbia Memorial Hospital Hudson New York
Columbia St Mary's Hospital Ozaukee Mequon Wisconsin
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Lawton Oklahoma Yes
Community Hospital Grand Junction Colorado
Community Hospital North Indianapolis Indiana Yes
Community Hospital Of Long Beach Long Beach California
Community Regional Medical Center Fresno California Yes
Coney Island Hospital Brooklyn New York Yes
Confluence Health- Wenatchee Valley Hosp & Clinics Wenatchee Washington
Connally Memorial Medical Center Floresville Texas Yes
Connecticut Hospice Inc, The Branford Connecticut Yes
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez California Yes
Cook Childrens Northeast Hospital, LLC Hurst Texas
Cooper University Hospital Camden New Jersey Yes
Corpus Christi Medical Center,The Corpus Christi Texas Yes
Covenant Hospital Levelland Levelland Texas Yes
Covenant Medical Center Waterloo Iowa Yes
Crestwood Medical Center Huntsville Alabama
Crisp Regional Hospital Cordele Georgia Yes
Cuero Community Hospital Cuero Texas Yes
D W McMillan Memorial Hospital Brewton Alabama Yes
Danville Regional Medical Center Danville Virginia
Davie Medical Center Mocksville North Carolina
Davis Medical Center Elkins West Virginia
Day Kimball Hospital Putnam Connecticut Yes
Deaconess Hospital Inc Evansville Indiana Yes
Decatur County General Hospital Parsons Tennessee
Dekalb Medical Center At Hillandale Lithonia Georgia
Delta County Memorial Hospital Delta Colorado
Delta Regional Medical Center Greenville Mississippi Yes
Denver Health Medical Center Denver Colorado Yes
Desert Regional Medical Center Palm Springs California
Detroit Receiving Hospital & Univ Health Center Detroit Michigan Yes
Douglas County Hospital Alexandria Minnesota
East Valley Glendora Hospital Glendora California
Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital Macclenny Florida Yes
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley California Yes
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery East Norriton Pennsylvania Yes
El Campo Memorial Hospital El Campo Texas Yes
El Centro Regional Medical Center El Centro California Yes
Elkview General Hospital Hobart Oklahoma
Ellwood City Hospital Ellwood City Pennsylvania Yes
Elmhurst Hospital Center Elmhurst New York Yes
Emil J Freireich Cancer Center Shenandoah Texas Yes
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Georgia Yes
Emory University Hospital Midtown Atlanta Georgia Yes
Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center Danville Kentucky Yes
Erie County Medical Center Buffalo New York Yes
Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga Tennessee
Eskenazi Health Indianapolis Indiana Yes
Evanston Regional Hospital Evanston Wyoming null
Evergreen Health Monroe Monroe Washington
Excela Health Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
Exeter Hospital Inc Exeter New Hamsphire Yes
F F Thompson Hospital Canandaigua New York
Fairfield Medical Center Lancaster Ohio Yes
Fairview Developmental Center Costa Mesa California Yes
Fairview Park Hospital Dublin Georgia
Fairview Ridges Hospital Burnsville Minnesota
Faith Community Hospital Jacksboro Texas
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Port Charlotte Florida
Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare Utica New York Yes
Fayette Medical Center Fayette Alabama Yes
Flagler Hospital Saint Augustine Florida Yes
Florida Hospital New Smyrna New Smyrna Beach Florida Yes
Florida State Hospital Unit 31 Med Chattahoochee Florida Yes
Flushing Hospital Medical Center Flushing New York Yes
Foothill Regional Medical Center Tustin California Yes
Foothills Hospital Boulder Colorado Yes
Forbes Hospital Monroeville Pennsylvania Yes
Forrest General Hospital Hattiesburg Mississippi
Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Fort Defiance Arizona
Fort Madison Community Hospital Fort Madison Iowa
Franciscan Health Hammond Hammond Indiana
Franciscan Health Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana
Franciscan Health Olympia & Chicago Heights Olympia Fields Illinois Yes
Fremont Health Medical Center Fremont Nebraska Yes
Gallup Indian Medical Center Gallup New Mexico Yes
Garden City Hospital Garden City Michigan Yes
Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park California Yes
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital Bloomsburg Pennsylvania Yes
Geisinger-Community Medical Center Scranton Pennsylvania
Genesis Health System Silvis Illinois
Geneva General Hospital Geneva New York Yes
George Washington University Hospital Washington District of Columbia Yes
Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Alamogordo New Mexico
Gilbert Hospital Gilbert Arizona
Glen Cove Hospital Glen Cove New York Yes
Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles California Yes
Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose California Yes
Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes Indiana Yes
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip New York Yes
Good Samaritan Hospital Of Suffern Suffern New York Yes
Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Massachusetts
Gordon Hospital Calhoun Georgia
Goshen General Hospital Goshen Indiana
Grace Medical Center Lubbock Texas
Grady General Hospital Cairo Georgia
Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta Georgia Yes
Grady Memorial Hospital Chickasha Oklahoma
Grand Itasca Clinic And Hospital Grand Rapids Minnesota
Grant Medical Center Columbus Ohio Yes
Great River Medical Center Blytheville Arkansas
Grinnell Regional Medical Center Grinnell Iowa Yes
Habersham County Medical Ctr Demorest Georgia Yes
Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack New Jersey Yes
Hackensack-UMC Mountainside Montclair New Jersey Yes
Halifax Health Medical Center Daytona Beach Florida
Halifax Regional Medical Center Inc Roanoke Rapids North Carolina Yes
Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center Arlington Virginia Yes
Hamilton Medical Center Dalton Georgia Yes
Hannibal Regional Hospital Hannibal Missouri Yes
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Washington Yes
Hardin Medical Center Savannah Tennessee
Harmon Hospital Las Vegas Nevada Yes
Harper University Hospital Detroit Michigan Yes
Harris Health System Houston Texas
Harrison Memorial Hospital Cynthiana Kentucky Yes
Hartford Hospital Hartford Connecticut Yes
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Hollister California
Health Central Ocoee Florida
Healthmark Regional Medical Center Defuniak Springs Florida Yes
Hemet Valley Medical Center Hemet California
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Wyandotte Michigan Yes
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Pennsylvania
Highland Hospital Oakland California
Highlands Medical Center Scottsboro Alabama
Highlands Regional Medical Center Prestonsburg Kentucky
Highline Medical Center Burien Washington Yes
Hillcrest Medical Center Tulsa Oklahoma Yes
Hiram W Davis Medical Center Petersburg Virginia Yes
Holland Community Hospital Holland Michigan
Holmes Regional Medical Center Melbourne Florida
Holy Family Memorial Manitowoc Wisconsin Yes
Holy Spirit Hospital Camp Hill Pennsylvania
Homestead Hospital Homestead Florida Yes
Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center Phoenix Arizona Yes
Hunterdon Medical Center Flemington New Jersey Yes
Huntington Beach Hospital Huntington Beach California Yes
Huntsville Memorial Hospital Huntsville Texas
Hurley Medical Center Flint Michigan Yes
Indiana Regional Medical Center Indiana Pennsylvania
Indiana University Health North Hospital Carmel Indiana Yes
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Virginia Yes
Inspira Medical Center Woodbury Woodbury New Jersey
Integris Health Edmond Edmond Oklahoma Yes
Integris Southwest Medical Center Oklahoma City Oklahoma Yes
Iroquois Memorial Hospital Watseka Illinois Yes
Island Hospital Anacortes Washington
IU Health West Hospital Avon Indiana
J C Blair Memorial Hospital Huntingdon Pennsylvania Yes
Jackson Hospital & Clinic Inc Montgomery Alabama Yes
Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami Florida Yes
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Jamaica New York Yes
Jane Phillips Memorial Medical Center, Inc Bartlesville Oklahoma Yes
Jasper General Hospital Bay Springs Mississippi Yes
Jefferson Hospital Jefferson Hills Pennsylvania
Jennie Stuart Medical Center Hopkinsville Kentucky Yes
Jennings American Legion Hospital Jennings Louisiana
Jewish Hospital & St Mary's Healthcare Louisville Kentucky Yes
Jewish Hospital - Shelbyville Shelbyville Kentucky
John C. Lincoln Medical Center Phoenix Arizona Yes
John Dempsey Hospital Farmington Connecticut Yes
John Muir Medical Center - Concord Campus Concord California Yes
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek California Yes
John T Mather Memorial Hospital Of Port Jefferson Port Jefferson New York Yes
Johnson Memorial Hospital Stafford Springs Connecticut Yes
Jordan Valley Medical Center West Jordan Utah
Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Rafael California
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Fresno Fresno California Yes
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Sacramento Sacramento California Yes
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Diego San Diego California Yes
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Jose San Jose California Yes
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Vacaville Vacaville California Yes
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek California Yes
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Dixon Illinois Yes
Kent County Memorial Hospital Warwick Rhode Island Yes
Kentuckiana Medical Center LLC Clarksville Indiana Yes
Kershawhealth Camden South Carolina Yes
Kingman Regional Medical Center Kingman Arizona Yes
Kings County Hospital Center Brooklyn New York Yes
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Brooklyn New York Yes
Labette Health Parsons Kansas
Lac/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Sylmar California
Lakeside Medical Center Belle Glade Florida
Lakeview Memorial Hospital Stillwater Minnesota
Lancaster Regional Medical Center Lancaster Pennsylvania
Landmark Hospital Of Southwest Florida Naples Florida
Larkin Community Hospital South Miami Florida
Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus Hialeah Florida Yes
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Massachusetts Yes
Lawrence Medical Center Moulton Alabama Yes
LDS Hospital Salt Lake City Utah Yes
Lee Memorial Hospital Fort Myers Florida Yes
Leesburg Regional Medical Center Leesburg Florida
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Gresham Oregon
Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania Yes
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton Hazleton Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Str Pottsville Pennsylvania
Lenox Hill Hospital New York New York Yes
Lewisgale Hospital Pulaski Pulaski Virginia Yes
Lexington Memorial Hospital Inc Lexington North Carolina
Little Company Of Mary Hospital Evergreen Park Illinois Yes
Livingston Regional Hospital Livingston Tennessee
Lodi Memorial Hospital Lodi California Yes
Loma Linda University Medical Center Loma Linda California Yes
Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta Murrieta California
Lompoc Valley Medical Center Lompoc California
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Long Beach California Yes
Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park New York Yes
Longview Regional Medical Center Longview Texas
Los Alamitos Medical Center Los Alamitos California Yes
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center Thousand Oaks California
Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital Chicago Illinois Yes
Lourdes Medical Center Of Burlington County Willingboro New Jersey Yes
Lubbock Heart Hospital LP Lubbock Texas Yes
Lutheran Hospital Of Indiana Fort Wayne Indiana Yes
Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge Colorado Yes
Manatee Memorial Hospital Bradenton Florida Yes
Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hospital Hendersonville North Carolina
Maricopa Medical Center Phoenix Arizona Yes
Marietta Memorial Hospital Marietta Ohio
Marion General Hospital Marion Indiana
Marion General Hospital Columbia Mississippi Yes
Mary Black Health System Spartanburg Spartanburg South Carolina
Mary Greeley Medical Center Ames Iowa Yes
Mary Rutan Hospital Bellefontaine Ohio
Masonicare Health Center Wallingford Connecticut Yes
Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary Boston Massachusetts
Massena Memorial Hospital Massena New York
Mayo Clinic Health System - Fairmont Fairmont Minnesota Yes
McLaren Flint Flint Michigan Yes
Mcleod Medical Center - Darlington Darlington South Carolina
McPherson Hospital Inc Mcpherson Kansas
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center Secaucus New Jersey Yes
Meadows Regional Medical Center Vidalia Georgia Yes
Meadowview Regional Medical Center Maysville Kentucky
Meadville Medical Center Meadville Pennsylvania
Medical Center, Navicent Health (The) Macon Georgia Yes
Medical City Arlington Arlington Texas
Medical College Of Virginia Hospitals Richmond Virginia Yes
Medical West, An Affiliate Of UAB Health System Bessemer Alabama Yes
Medstar Washington Hospital Center Washington District of Columbia Yes
Memorial Health Univ Med Cen, Inc Savannah Georgia Yes
Memorial Healthcare Owosso Michigan Yes
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida Yes
Memorial Hospital Of Martinsville & Henry County Martinsville Virginia
Memorial Hospital Of Tampa Tampa Florida
Mercy Hospital Iowa City Iowa
Mercy Hospital And Medical Center Chicago Illinois Yes
Mercy Hospital Ardmore, Inc Ardmore Oklahoma
Mercy Hospital El Reno El Reno Oklahoma
Mercy Hospital Lebanon Lebanon Missouri
Mercy Medical Center Canton Ohio Yes
Mercy Medical Center Of Oshkosh Oshkosh Wisconsin
Mercy Medical Ctr Springfield Massachusetts Yes
Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Toledo Ohio Yes
Merit Health Northwest Mississippi Clarksdale Mississippi
Merit Health River Region Vicksburg Mississippi
Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals Memphis Tennessee
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Mansfield Texas
Metro Health Hospital Wyoming Michigan
Metro Nashville General Hospital Nashville Tennessee Yes
Metrohealth System Cleveland Ohio Yes
Metrowest Medical Center Framingham Massachusetts Yes
Miami Medical Center, The Miami Florida
Midstate Medical Center Meriden Connecticut
Midtown Medical Center Columbus Georgia Yes
Mile Bluff Medical Center Mauston Wisconsin Yes
Ministry St Michael's Hospital Of Stevens Point Stevens Point Wisconsin
Mission Community Hospital Panorama City California
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Jackson Mississippi Yes
Mississippi Methodist Rehab Ctr Jackson Mississippi Yes
Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus Lakewood New Jersey Yes
Montclair Hospital Medical Center Montclair California
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx New York Yes
Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon New York
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital New Rochelle New York Yes
Monterey Park Hospital Monterey Park California Yes
Mount Carmel West Columbus Ohio Yes
Mount Sinai Hospital New York New York Yes
Mountain West Medical Center Tooele Utah Yes
Mountain's Edge Hospital Las Vegas Nevada
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital Grayling Michigan
Murray-Calloway County Hospital Murray Kentucky
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center Okmulgee Oklahoma
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Seaford Delaware
Nash General Hospital Rocky Mount North Carolina Yes
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Massachusetts Yes
National Park Medical Center Hot Springs Arkansas Yes
New York-Presbyterian/Queens Flushing New York Yes
Newport Hospital Newport Rhode Island Yes
Noble Hospital Westfield Massachusetts
North Alabama Speciality Hospital Athens Alabama
North Baldwin Infirmary Bay Minette Alabama
North Carolina Baptist Hospital Winston-Salem North Carolina Yes
North Florida Regional Medical Center Gainesville Florida Yes
North Metro Medical Center Jacksonville Arkansas Yes
North Oaks Medical Center, L L C Hammond Louisiana Yes
North Shore Medical Center Miami Florida
North Texas Medical Center Gainesville Texas
North Vista Hospital North Las Vegas Nevada Yes
Northbay Medical Center Fairfield California Yes
Northern Dutchess Hospital Rhinebeck New York Yes
Northern Louisiana Medical Center Ruston Louisiana Yes
Northern Navajo Medical Center Shiprock New Mexico
Northern Nevada Medical Center Sparks Nevada
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge California Yes
Northside Hospital Cherokee Canton Georgia
Northwest Medical Center Winfield Alabama
Northwest Specialty Hospital Post Falls Idaho Yes
Northwest Texas Hospital Amarillo Texas
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest Illinois Yes
Northwestern Medical Center Inc Saint Albans Vermont Yes
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Illinois Yes
Norton Hospital / Norton Healthcare Pavilion / Nor Louisville Kentucky Yes
Norwalk Hospital Association Norwalk Connecticut
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Winston-Salem North Carolina Yes
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Matthews North Carolina Yes
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Charlotte North Carolina Yes
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Salisbury North Carolina Yes
Novant Health Uva Prince William Medical Center Manassas Virginia
NYU Hospitals Center New York New York Yes
NYU Winthrop Hospital Mineola New York
O U Medical Center Oklahoma City Oklahoma Yes
Oak Hill Hospital Brooksville Florida
Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Kenner Louisiana Yes
Oconee Regional Medical Center Milledgeville Georgia Yes
Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, LLC Oklahoma City Oklahoma Yes
Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles California Yes
Omega Hospital, LLC Metairie Louisiana Yes
Opelousas General Health System Opelousas Louisiana Yes
Orange County Global Medical Center Santa Ana California Yes
Orange Regional Medical Center Middletown New York Yes
Osceola Regional Medical Center Kissimmee Florida
OSS Orthopaedic Hospital York Pennsylvania
Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center Ottawa Illinois
Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital North Providence Rhode Island Yes
Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Inc Lafayette Louisiana
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Greenville Kentucky
Pacific Alliance Medical Center Los Angeles California
Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley Sun Valley California Yes
Palmdale Regional Medical Center Palmdale California
Palmetto Health Baptist Columbia South Carolina Yes
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Columbia South Carolina Yes
Palmetto Health Richland Columbia South Carolina Yes
Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital Sumter South Carolina
Palms Of Pasadena Hospital Saint Petersburg Florida
Paris Regional Medical Center Paris Texas
Parkland Health And Hospital System Dallas Texas Yes
Parkridge Medical Center Chattanooga Tennessee
Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center Riverside California Yes
Parkview Medical Center Inc Pueblo Colorado
Patients Choice Medical Center Raleigh Mississippi Yes
Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver Washington Yes
Pearland Medical Center Pearland Texas
Peconic Bay Medical Center Riverhead New York Yes
Pekin Memorial Hospital Pekin Illinois
Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Perry Community Hospital Linden Tennessee Yes
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Albany Georgia Yes
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Phoenix Arizona Yes
Phoenixville Hospital Phoenixville Pennsylvania Yes
Physicians Centre,The Bryan Texas Yes
Piedmont Henry Hospital Stockbridge Georgia
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Georgia Yes
Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Inc Newnan Georgia
PIH Hospital - Downey Downey California Yes
Pinnacle Hospital Crown Point Indiana Yes
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Brawley California
Plainview Hospital Plainview New York Yes
Plaza Medical Center Of Fort Worth Fort Worth Texas Yes
Pomerene Hospital Millersburg Ohio
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pomona California Yes
Porterville Developmental Center Porterville California Yes
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth New Hamsphire
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque New Mexico Yes
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier California
Princeton Community Hospital Princeton West Virginia Yes
Providence - Providence Park Hospital Southfield Michigan Yes
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills California
Providence Holy Family Hospital Spokane Washington Yes
Providence Hospital Washington District of Columbia
Providence Newberg Medical Center Newberg Oregon Yes
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Ctr Burbank California Yes
Providence Tarzana Medical Center Tarzana California Yes
Purcell Municipal Hospital Purcell Oklahoma
Putnam Hospital Center Carmel New York Yes
Queen Of The Valley Medical Center Napa California Yes
Raleigh General Hospital Beckley West Virginia
Rapides Regional Medical Center Alexandria Louisiana Yes
Raulerson Hospital Okeechobee Florida
Regional Health Spearfish Hospital Spearfish South Dakota Yes
Regional Medical Center Of San Jose San Jose California Yes
Regional One Health Memphis Tennessee Yes
Regional West Medical Center Scottsbluff Nebraska
Reynolds Memorial Hospital Glen Dale West Virginia Yes
Rice Memorial Hospital Willmar Minnesota
Richland Memorial Hospital Olney Illinois
Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island New York Yes
Rideout Memorial Hospital Marysville California Yes
Riverside Community Hospital Riverside California
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Onancock Virginia
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Tappahannock Virginia
Riverside University Health System-Medical Center Moreno Valley California
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick New Jersey Yes
Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Ct Mount Vernon Kentucky
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Georgia Yes
Rockefeller University Hospital New York New York Yes
Rockville General Hospital Rockville Connecticut
Roger Williams Medical Center Providence Rhode Island Yes
Rose Medical Center Denver Colorado
Rush Foundation Hospital Meridian Mississippi Yes
Rutherford Regional Medical Center Rutherfordton North Carolina Yes
Saint Anthony Medical Center Rockford Illinois Yes
Saint Francis Hospital South, LLC Tulsa Oklahoma
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital San Francisco California
Saint James Hospital Pontiac Illinois
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth Plymouth Indiana Yes
Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital Leavenworth Kansas
Saint Mary's Health Care Grand Rapids Michigan Yes
Saint Mary's Hospital Waterbury Connecticut Yes
Saint Thomas Dekalb Hospital Smithville Tennessee
Samaritan Hospital Moses Lake Washington
San Antonio Regional Hospital Upland California Yes
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Banning California
San Joaquin General Hospital French Camp California Yes
Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center Aberdeen South Dakota
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Bemidji Minnesota Yes
Sanford Medical Center Bismarck Bismarck North Dakota
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose California
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Santa Rosa California Yes
Santiam Hospital Stayton Oregon Yes
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Mattoon Illinois Yes
Sauk Prairie Hospital Prairie Du Sac Wisconsin
Scott & White Hospital Brenham Brenham Texas
Scripps Memorial Hospital - Encinitas Encinitas California Yes
Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla La Jolla California
Sells Hospital Sells Arizona Yes
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Harker Heights Texas
Seton Medical Center Hays Kyle Texas
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Crystal River Florida
Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital Rolling Fork Mississippi Yes
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista California Yes
Shasta Regional Medical Center Redding California Yes
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley California
Sinai-Grace Hospital Detroit Michigan Yes
Singing River Hospital Pascagoula Mississippi
Sisters Of Charity Hospital Buffalo New York
Sky Lakes Medical Center Klamath Falls Oregon
Soin Medical Center Beaver Creek Ohio
Sonoma Developmental Center Eldridge California
Sonoma Valley Hospital Sonoma California Yes
Sonoma West Medical Center Sebastopol California
South Central Reg Med Ctr Laurel Mississippi Yes
South Lake Hospital Clermont Florida Yes
South Shore Hospital Chicago Illinois
South Sunflower County Hospital Indianola Mississippi Yes
South Texas Regional Medical Center Jourdanton Texas
Southampton Hospital Southampton New York
Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick Campus Brunswick Georgia
Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden Campus Saint Marys Georgia
Southeastern Regional Medical Center Newnan Georgia Yes
Southeastern Regional Medical Center Lumberton North Carolina Yes
Southern California Hospital At Hollywood Hollywood California Yes
Southern Maine Health Care Biddeford Maine
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Georgia Yes
Southern Surgical Hospital Slidell Louisiana
Southwest General Hospital San Antonio Texas Yes
Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren Van Buren Arkansas
Spartanburg Medical Center Spartanburg South Carolina Yes
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Ludington Michigan
Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center Las Vegas Nevada
SSM Health Depaul Hospital St Louis Bridgeton Missouri Yes
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Missouri Yes
SSM Health St Clare Hospital - Fenton Fenton Missouri
St Anthony Community Hospital Warwick New York
St Anthony North Health Campus Westminster Colorado
St Bernards Medical Center Jonesboro Arkansas Yes
St Charles Parish Hospital Luling Louisiana
St Claire Regional Medical Center Morehead Kentucky
St Clare Hospital Lakewood Washington
St Elizabeth Florence Florence Kentucky Yes
St Elizabeth Hospital Gonzales Louisiana Yes
St Elizabeth Medical Center Utica New York Yes
St Francis Health Center Inc Topeka Kansas
St Francis Hospital Memphis Tennessee
St Francis Hospital Charleston West Virginia
St Francis Hospital, Roslyn Roslyn New York Yes
St John Macomb-Oakland Hospital-Macomb Center Warren Michigan
St John's Episcopal Hospital At South Shore Far Rockaway New York Yes
St Joseph Hospital Eureka California Yes
St Joseph Hospital Bethpage New York Yes
St Joseph Medical Center Reading Pennsylvania Yes
St Joseph Medical Center Houston Texas
St Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor Michigan Yes
St Joseph's Hospital Health Center Syracuse New York Yes
St Joseph's Medical Center Yonkers New York Yes
St Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital Coaldale Pennsylvania Yes
St Luke's Sugar Land Hospital Sugar Land Texas
St Luke's The Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands Texas Yes
St Mary Medical Center Galesburg Illinois
St Mary Medical Center Langhorne Pennsylvania Yes
St Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia Michigan
St Mary's Medical Center Huntington West Virginia Yes
St Petersburg General Hospital Saint Petersburg Florida Yes
St Vincent Evansville Evansville Indiana
St. Mary's Hospital Tucson Arizona
Stanford Health Care Stanford California Yes
Stanford Health Care - Valleycare Pleasanton California
Starke Hospital Knox Indiana
Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island New York Yes
Stephens Memorial Hospital Breckenridge Texas
Sterling Regional Medcenter Sterling Colorado
Stonesprings Hospital Center Dulles Virginia
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital Anniston Alabama
Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester New York
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center Las Vegas Nevada Yes
Sumner Regional Medical Center Gallatin Tennessee
Sunnyview Hospital And Rehabilitation Center Schenectady New York
Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center Las Vegas Nevada Yes
Sutter Coast Hospital Crescent City California
Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago Illinois
Swedish Medical Center Englewood Colorado Yes
Tampa General Hospital Tampa Florida Yes
Tawas St Joseph Hospital Tawas City Michigan
Taylor Regional Hospital Campbellsville Kentucky
Tennova Healthcare Knoxville Tennessee Yes
Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland Cleveland Tennessee
Tennova Healthcare-Harton Tullahoma Tennessee
Tennova Healthcare-Newport Medical Center Newport Tennessee
Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville Shelbyville Tennessee
Texas County Memorial Hospital Houston Missouri Yes
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Arlington Texas Yes
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen Allen Texas
Texoma Medical Center Denison Texas
The Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana Illinois Yes
The Healthcenter Kalispell Montana
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Plano Texas
The Nebraska Medical Center Omaha Nebraska Yes
The Orthopaedic Hospital Of Lutheran Health Network Fort Wayne Indiana
Thedacare Regional Medical Center - Appleton Inc Appleton Wisconsin Yes
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Thibodaux Louisiana Yes
Thomas Memorial Hospital South Charleston West Virginia
Thorek Memorial Hospital Chicago Illinois
Tift Regional Medical Center Tifton Georgia Yes
Titus Regional Medical Center Mount Pleasant Texas
TLC Health Network Irving New York Yes
Tri-Town Regional Healthcare Sidney New York Yes
Trinitas Regional Medical Center Elizabeth New Jersey Yes
Trinity Muscatine Muscatine Iowa Yes
Tristar Centennial Medical Center Nashville Tennessee
Tristar Skyline Medical Center Nashville Tennessee
TRMC Of Orangeburg & Calhoun Orangeburg South Carolina Yes
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill Kansas City Missouri Yes
Trustpoint Hospital Murfreesboro Tennessee
Tulane Medical Center New Orleans Louisiana Yes
UC San Diego Health Hillcrest - Hillcrest Med Ctr San Diego California Yes
UCSF Medical Center San Francisco California
UF Health Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida Yes
UHHS Richmond Heights Hospital Richmond Heights Ohio Yes
UNC Lenoir Health Care Kinston North Carolina Yes
United Memorial Medical Center Houston Texas Yes
University Health Shreveport Shreveport Louisiana Yes
University Health System San Antonio Texas Yes
University Hospital Newark New Jersey Yes
University Hospital & Clinics Lafayette Louisiana Yes
University Hospital ( Stony Brook ) Stony Brook New York Yes
University Hospital And Medical Center Tamarac Florida
University Hospital Mcduffie Thomson Georgia Yes
University Hospital Of Brooklyn ( Downstate ) Brooklyn New York Yes
University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse New York Yes
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center Ravenna Ohio
University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center Ashland Ohio
University Medical Center Las Vegas Nevada Yes
University Medical Center New Orleans New Orleans Louisiana Yes
University Medical Center Of El Paso El Paso Texas Yes
University Of Cincinnati Medical Center, LLC Cincinnati Ohio Yes
University Of Illinois Hospital Chicago Illinois
University Of Kansas Hospital Kansas City Kansas Yes
University Of Louisville Hospital Louisville Kentucky Yes
University Of Miami Hospital Miami Florida Yes
University Of Mississippi Med Center Jackson Mississippi Yes
University Of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill North Carolina Yes
University Of South Alabama Medical Center Mobile Alabama Yes
University Of Toledo Medical Center Toledo Ohio
University Of Virginia Medical Center Charlottesville Virginia Yes
UNM Hospital Albuquerque New Mexico Yes
UPMC Altoona Altoona Pennsylvania
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Yes
UPMC St Margaret Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Yes
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Glendale California
Vail Health Hospital Vail Colorado
Valley Hospital Medical Center Las Vegas Nevada Yes
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys California Yes
Valley Regional Medical Center Brownsville Texas Yes
Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg Inc Pittsburg Kansas
Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital Ahoskie North Carolina Yes
WakeMed, Cary Hospital Cary North Carolina Yes
WakeMed, Raleigh Campus Raleigh North Carolina Yes
Washington Hospital Fremont California
Waterbury Hospital Waterbury Connecticut
Wayne Memorial Hospital Jesup Georgia
Wayne Memorial Hospital Honesdale Pennsylvania Yes
Wellington Regional Medical Center LLC Wellington Florida Yes
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta Georgia Yes
Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital Griffin Georgia Yes
Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center Lagrange Georgia
West Branch Regional Medical Center West Branch Michigan
West Carroll Memorial Hospital Oak Grove Louisiana Yes
West Florida Hospital Pensacola Florida
West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero Louisiana
West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Yes
Westchester Medical Center Valhalla New York Yes
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints Racine Wisconsin Yes
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St Francis Hospital Milwaukee Wisconsin Yes
White Plains Hospital Center White Plains New York Yes
Whitfield Medical Surgical Hospital Whitfield Mississippi Yes
Wilcox Memorial Hospital Lihue Hawaii
Williamson Memorial Hospital Williamson West Virginia
Willis Knighton Bossier Health Center Bossier City Louisiana
Wilmington Treatment Center Wilmington North Carolina Yes
Wilson Medical Center Wilson North Carolina
Wilson N Jones Regional Medical Center Sherman Texas
Windham Comm Mem Hosp & Hatch Hosp Willimantic Connecticut Yes
Wise Regional Health System Decatur Texas
Wood County Hospital Bowling Green Ohio
Woods At Parkside, The Columbus Ohio Yes
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn New York Yes
Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven Connecticut Yes
Yampa Valley Medical Center Steamboat Springs Colorado Yes
Yavapai Regional Medical Center Prescott Arizona
York Hospital York Maine


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The 115 penalized academic medical centers this year include Denver Health Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Stanford Health Care hospitals in California and the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, according to federal records.

“Academic medical centers serve patients with more-complex conditions who are at greater risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) compared to community health care providers,” Stanford Health Care said in a written statement. “Hospitals with a high rate of immunocompromised patients will always seem to have higher HAIs.”

Hospitals that treat large proportions of low-income people also were fined more than hospitals with a more affluent patient base, the analysis found. About a third of those safety-net hospitals were penalized, roughly the same as last year.

The penalties have been controversial from the beginning. The hospital industry faults them as unfairly punishing hospitals that treat sicker patients and those that do a better job of identifying infections and other patient complications. Patient advocates say that, while not perfect, the penalties have been a valuable prod to make hospital executives consider more than the bottom line.

“The program has been very instrumental in focusing hospitals on the problems of patient safety and improved quality,” said Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, board chairman of Health Watch USA, a patient advocacy group. However, he said, the financial uncertainty created by the Republican efforts to revoke the Affordable Care Act has not helped.

“Right now it’s hard for hospitals to improve patient safety when there’s been so much turmoil in the health care market,” he said. “The hospitals have the tools and knowledge to make it better, and they should do so.”

Dr. Atul Grover, executive vice president at the Association of American Medical Colleges, said that while teaching hospitals as a group fared better than last year, “we are still disproportionately affected.”

There were 336 hospitals that lost money a year ago but were spared this time, the analysis showed. They include Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Medicare penalized 425 hospitals that it also had punished last year. For all the penalized hospitals, the reductions will retroactively apply to Medicare payments from the beginning of the federal fiscal year in October and through the end of September 2018. Medicare will cut by 1 percent its payments for each patient’s stay as well as the amount of money hospitals get to teach medical residents and to care for low-income people. The total amount for each hospital depends on how much they end up billing Medicare.

The factors considered in the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program include rates of infections from hysterectomies, colon surgeries, urinary tract catheters and central line tubes inserted into veins. It also encompasses rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, and Clostridium difficile, known as C-diff. Medicare also takes into account the frequency of 10 types of in-hospital injuries, including bed sores, hip fractures, blood clots, sepsis and post-surgical wound ruptures. Together, these kinds of potentially avoidable events are known as hospital-acquired conditions, or HACs.

Some hospitals have been targeting the infections that Medicare not only penalizes but also publicizes on its Hospital Compare website. UCSF, for instance, said it has been focused on reducing surgical site infections and C-diff cases. “We remain committed to continually decreasing infection rates to provide the highest level of care for our patients,” UCSF said in a statement.

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had tweaked its methods for assessing payments, the hospital industry remained displeased with the core design of the penalty. Congress decreed that Medicare penalize the worst-performing quarter of general hospitals each year, guaranteeing that more than about 750 hospitals lose money every year even if they had improved their safety records.

In some cases, the difference between penalized hospitals and those that escaped punishment was negligible, said Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and patient safety at the American Hospital Association. “It’s a ‘HACidental’ payment policy,” she said. “It’s frustrating that you know that many hospitals end up getting a significant penalty when their performance is not different from other hospitals.”

Several types of hospitals are excluded from being considered for penalties. They include hospitals that treat psychiatric patients, veterans or children. Also exempted are hospitals with the “critical access” designation for being the only provider in an area. Maryland hospitals are excluded from the program because Medicare has a separate method of paying them.


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