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The report card assigns an A, B, C, D or F letter grade to hospitals. Related StoriesChildren's Memorial Hermann Hospital presents Halloween safety tipsLoyola Medicine, Palos Community Hospital jointly launch innovative telemedicine programNew UCLA research talks about primary care medical house in reducing childrens' repeat appointments to hospitalsThirty-six of Kaiser Permanente's 38 hospitals were graded., and Hillsboro, Ore. Of the Kaiser Permanente hospitals which were rated, 29 received A grades, and six received B grades, and one acquired a C grade. Kaiser Permanente's unrelenting commitment to individual safety is because of a tradition of continuous improvement, evidence-based care, and personalized service supplied by everyone involved, said Patrick Courneya, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Basis Kaiser and Hospitals Base Health Plan.This retrospective analysis of case information from a large managed care database of patients with diabetes showed that therapeutic regimens that included ACTOS had been connected with reductions in the chance for stroke or myocardial infarction compared to non-thiazolidinedione therapies. The modified relative risk of stroke for the ACTOS group was 20 % less than that for the group not receiving ACTOS. Also, the chance of sustaining a coronary attack over the analysis period was 38 % low in the individuals receiving ACTOS than in those taking an antidiabetes drug regimen that didn’t include ACTOS.D., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., senior medical director of diabetes and metabolism.