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Ouch! 9 of the Least Safe Hospitals in Illinois

06/23/2015 01:32 pm ET | Updated Jun 23, 2016

If you want to make sure you get the best quality care from hospitals in your area, Consumer Reports' 2015 rankings of the safest hospitals in Illinois is a good place to start your research.

Consumer Reports used data from various state and federal sources to rate patient safety at 176 hospitals in Illinois, though not all of the facilities listed had enough public information to be ranked.

Hospitals were given safety scores on a 100-point scale for key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, unnecessary readmissions, mortality, communication about new medication and discharge instructions. Other factors considered in safety scores were patient outcomes such as the number of central-line bloodstream infections and surgical-site infections, as well as patient experiences like relationships with medical staff and pain control. The appropriate use of CT scans and complications from heart surgeries also were considered in the rankings (click here for Consumer Reports' methodology).

Below is a map of the 10 Illinois hospitals Consumer Reports deemed safest (green markers) and least safe (red markers). Click on the map to see each hospital.

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Here are some of the least safe hospitals in Illinois:

T-10. Advocate BroMenn Medical Center | Normal

Safety score - 44

T-10. Ingalls Memorial Hospital | Harvey

Safety score - 44

T-10. Pekin Hospital | Pekin

Safety score - 44

T-10. Heartland Regional Medical Center | Marion

Safety score - 44

T-10. Galesburg Cottage Hospital | Galesburg

Safety score - 44

T-10. West Suburban Medical Center | Oak Park

Safety score - 44

T-10. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital | Melrose Park

Safety score - 44

T-10. Vista Medical Center East | Waukegan

Safety score - 44

T-10. Good Samaritan Regional Health Center | Mt. Vernon

Safety score - 44

Check out Reboot Illinois to see the hospitals in Illinois that scored worst on Consumer Reports' safety ratings and the hospitals which ranked the best.

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