DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan One of the Best in the Country

Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) applauds DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for being one of the top nine children’s hospitals in the United States according to The Leapfrog Group.  Two other Michigan hospitals were also recognized:  Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids as a Top Urban Hospital, and OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group in Escanaba and Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview as a Top Rural Hospital.

On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, The Leapfrog Group announced its annual list of Top Hospitals.  The award recognizes hospitals that exhibit excellence through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey in a combination of safety, quality and resource use standards set by Leapfrog, a nonprofit organization representing large purchasers of healthcare advocating for improvement in hospital care.

“These Top Hospitals represent the best of American healthcare and deserve to be recognized for their commitment to prioritizing the safety and well-being of their patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

EAM President Bret Jackson said, “We are thrilled to have one of the top children’s hospitals in the country right here in Michigan and we appreciate the efforts of DMC, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, St. Francis Hospital and Spectrum Health conduct toward patient safety and hospital transparency.  With healthcare being one of the top industries in our state, we hope to see more hospitals from Michigan on this list next year.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors.  Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer admissions.  To view the full list please go to

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About EAM

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) is comprised of companies and unions working together to improve the business and jobs climate in the State of Michigan.  Created in 1982, EAM was founded as a private nonprofit corporation by companies and unions in the for-profit sector.  EAM focuses on cooperative, action-oriented endeavors to improve the reality and image of Michigan as a place to do business and be employed.  The EAM is the Regional Roll-Out coordinator for The Leapfrog Group.  Learn more about us at

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group ( is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of healthcare to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. The Hospital Safety Score ( is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.

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