Alton Memorial Hospital is tops in the state and third best in the nation when it comes to the safety of its patients, according to a new report. The data compiled by Consumer Reports Magazine took into consideration infections, re-admissions, communication, CT scanning, complications and mortality. Hospital Spokesman Dave Whaley says they are pleased to be recognized in the national press.

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He says the hospital makes sure employees get together about once a week for what they call a "rapid improvement event," in which the conversation revolves around how they do things, whether there may be a better way, and then implement changes, if necessary.

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