Six Michigan Hospitals Earn Top Hospital Status

Six hospitals in Michigan earn status of Top Hospital. Is your hospital one of them?

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) and The Leapfrog Group announced today six hospitals in Michigan have been named to its 2018 national list of Top Hospitals. The elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in safety and quality. The winning facilities will be officially recognized at Leapfrog’s Annual Top Hospitals Ceremony  in Washington, D.C.

Leapfrog is a national nonprofit watchdog organization that rates hospitals on how well they protect patients from errors and infections, as well as the effectiveness of procedures and other care they provide. This year, Leapfrog recognized 118 Top Hospitals across the country. Of those, 13 were Top Children’s Hospitals, 35 Top General Hospitals, 17 Top Rural Hospitals and 53 Top Teaching Hospitals.

Four hospitals in Michigan received the Top Teaching Hospital award:
• Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit
• Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township
• Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
• Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor

Two hospitals in Michigan received the Top Rural Hospital award:
• OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba
• Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont

The Top Hospital award is given to teaching, general, rural and children’s hospitals that publicly report their performance through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospitals Methodology. This includes infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors, among other standards. To see the full national list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, please visit

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