Hilo hospital makes the grade in safety rankings

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  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald From left, nurses Hazel Bernado and Lori Jarenski do their bedside reporting during a shift change in front of patient Susan Hodgson Friday at Hilo Medical Center.

Hilo Medical Center received an “A” in hospital safety rankings released this week by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality and safety of American health care.