Consumer Reports released its latest hospital ratings, and Central Vermont Medical Center is still the best in the state.
The rankings evaluate five categories: re-admissions, complications, communication, infection rates and the overuse of CT scans.
Central Vermont in Berlin got a 69.
In New York, the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone outranked its competitors in the North Country with a score of 57.
In our region of New Hampshire, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was at the top with 57.
The highest possible score is 100, but the top hospital in America-- the Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay-- got only a 74.
Safety scores for other area hospitals included: