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Bolivar isn't alone in its poor ranking. The average overall score of the more than 4,000 hospitals ranked was 51, and 43 hospitals scored below 30. John Santa, M.D., medical director of Consumer Reports Health, said, “It is unacceptable that so many hospitals are doing so poorly, especially since our ratings show that some hospitals can do a good job at keeping patients safe.” (Read more)
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UPDATE, April 4: There are many forms of hospital rankings, some done with questionable business practices such as "licensing fees" they get from hospitals, notes Pia Christensen of the Association of Health Care Journalists.