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Leapfrog Group's 2008 Top Hospitals Excel at Patient Safety

her didn't perform as well on the survey or who chose not to complete the survey.

"Every day, hundreds of patients are receiving hundreds of different procedures. Medical mistakes are a leading cause of death each year, causing more deaths than car accidents, breast cancer and AIDS combined," said Binder, who pointed out that the survey continually adds new measures that fairly demonstrate a hospital's capacity to provide safe, high quality care.

This year's top hospitals are located in 10 states: Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington:

-- Mayo Clinic Hospital; Phoenix, AZ

-- California Pacific Medical Center (California, Davies, Pacific

Campuses); San Francisco, CA

-- Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center; Bellflower, CA

-- Kaiser Permanente Harbor City Medical Center; Harbor City, CA

-- University of California UCI Medical Center; Orange, CA

-- Evanston Hospital; Evanston, IL

-- Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Chicago, IL

-- Sinai Hospital; Baltimore; MD

-- University of Maryland Medical Center; Baltimore, MD

-- Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center; Detroit, MI

-- Harper-Hutzel Hospital; Detroit; MI

-- Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals; Clinton Township; MI

-- Saint Mary's Health Care; Grand Rapids; MI

-- Sinai-Grace Hospital; Detroit, MI

-- University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers; Ann Arbor, MI

-- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; New Brunswick, NJ

-- University Medical Center at Princeton; NJ

-- NYU Hospitals Center; New York, NY

-- Summa Health Systems Hospitals - Akron City Hospital; Akron, OH

-- The Christ Hospital; Cincinnati, OH

-- University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Cleveland, OH

-- Lehigh Valley Hospital; Allentown, PA

-- Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg; Bethlehem, PA

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