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January 30, 2020

2019 Hospital Safety Rankings

Millions of Dollars in Recoveries Awarded

Darren has been fortunate to be asked to represent some of the greatest clients from all over the United States against insurance companies, nursing homes, hospitals, and corporations of all sizes, including those in the Fortune 500. He has obtained numerous million-dollar plus recoveries for his clients. That is real money, not subject to appeals or reconsideration.

Martindale-Hubball recently announced Darren as a 2021 AV Preeminent Rated Attorney

The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed by the law profession’s most trusted resource Martindale-Hubbell. Darren has achieved this highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the Darren’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Up To 440,000 People Die Every Year Due to Preventable Medical Errors

Eight Arkansas hospitals earned a “D” or “F” in the recently released 2019 “Hospital Safety Grade Rankings,” which are released twice a year by a nonprofit watchdog organization called “Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.”

The rankings can be found at

Of the 29 Arkansas hospitals included in the rankings, 4 received an “A” Grade, 1 received a “B,” and 16 received a “C.”

The rankings focus on patient safety, and how well the hospital protects patients from preventable harm and medical errors. The ranking use a scoring methodology that includes 28 national performance measures gleaned from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and other supplemental data sources.

Arkansas hospitals receiving a "D" Grade:

  • Baptist Health Medical Center-Fort Smith
  • Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
  • CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
  • CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center-North
  • Conway Regional Medical Center
  • National Park Medical Center
  • Saline Memorial Hospital

The only Arkansas hospital to receive an “F” Grade was Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff:

Think about the last time you purchased a car or a major appliance. Did you do your homework? Did you compare features, warranties, and costs? 

Now think about the last time you or a family member went to the hospital. You probably didn't even know you might have a choice. And it's unlikely that you compared services or quality, because few resources exist to help you choose the best care. 

We are changing that. By publicly reporting critical safety and quality information, we can help you find the best care for you and your family. And by making transparency the norm in health care, we're helping hospitals achieve the best care possible for their patients.

Aren't all hospitals the same?

In short, no. In some hospitals, patient safety and high quality are top priorities. Strong healthcare teams reduce infection rates, put checks in place to prevent mistakes, and ensure strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients, and families. But some hospitals trail behind. In fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in this country, surpassing the number of deaths caused by car accidents, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS. 

That means that it's critically important that you choose a hospital with a good track record of keeping its patients safe from harm. Make an informed decision for your care. Ready to compare hospitals?

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