Four northern MI hospitals receive 'A' safety grades

Four northern MI hospitals receive 'A' safety grades

"The national numbers on death and harm in hospitals have alarmed us for decades".

"The "A" grade recognizes Highpoint Health's commitment to providing a total quality experience for our patients, every time", added Dr. Nancy Kennedy, Highpoint Health Chief Medical Officer. "Receiving an "A" Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these bad problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day". "But the hospitals achieving new milestones are doing the hard work, and we salute them as well as the leaders, researchers and organizations fighting every year for patient safety". Still, the Washington, D.C. area and Maryland, were noted for improvements, which included three new A hospitals: Howard County General Hospital, Northwest Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Twenty-three MI hospitals - including four in the Munson Healthcare system - received "A" grades in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, according to a release from the Economic Alliance for MI. This analysis ranks states according to their percentage of "A" hospitals.


The nation's capital also saw its first "A" grade hospital since 2013, Sibley Memorial Hospital. Only three of Los Angeles' 12 hospitals got an "A".

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 US hospitals twice per year. It's also important to note that Leapfrog is just one of many quality reports, some publicly available and others not, that look at different aspects of hospital quality. Hospitals and other stakeholders are encouraged to view the planned updates and submit public comments on these changes here. Hospitals do not pay to be evaluated by Leapfrog nor can they opt out of the process. Journalists interested in additional trend analyses and scheduling an interview should contact rel="nofollow" LeapfrogMediaGroup@sternstrategy.com.

The Leapfrog Group is a Washington, D.C. -based nonprofit focused on improving health care quality and safety. "This dedication helps to ensure our patients receive the safest care, with the best quality and most exceptional service - it is at the core of what inspires us". EAM is a nonprofit group of the largest employers and unions in the state.

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