Fourteen hospitals earn patient safety award
Knowing the patient safety level of a hospital may save your life
March 11, 2020 – In observing National Patient Safety Awareness Week, The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, announces the recipients of the 2020 EAM Hospital Patient Safety Awards, recognizing hospitals in Michigan consistently performing high marks and improvements in patient safety and quality of care. This marks the fifth year for the awards.
Hospitals can achieve two different awards, the Excellence Award and the Improvement Award.
Hospitals receiving the Excellence Award must report to The Leapfrog Group survey for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019) and maintain all “A’s” with Hospital Safety Grade in four consecutive grading terms (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019).
Hospitals receiving the Improvement Award must report to The Leapfrog Group survey for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019) and show improvement in letter grades for four consecutive grading terms with Hospital Safety Grade (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019). During the four terms, the grades must not trend backwards year-to-year. The last term grade (Fall 2019) must be at least a “B” to qualify and hospitals must improve by two letter grades during the four terms.
Eight hospitals receiving the Excellence Award:
- DMC Huron Valley-Sinai, Commerce Township (five years in a row)
- Henry Ford West Bloomfield
- Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (five years in a row)
- Munson Healthcare of Cadillac
- Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville (two years in a row)
- Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (two years in a row)
- St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (three years in a row)
- St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac (two years in a row)
Six hospitals receiving the Improvement Award:
- Beaumont Hospital, Troy
- Lake Huron Medical Center, Port Huron
- McLaren Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant
- Mercy Health Hackley Campus, Muskegon
- Mercy Health Mercy Campus, Muskegon
- ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Monroe
“It is good to know there are hospitals who take every precaution on a daily basis to protect patients form harm, especially during these uncertain times with the coronavirus,” said Bret Jackson, president, EAM. “The hospitals receiving an EAM Patient Safety Award exemplify the highest standards of safety and may be the best choice for you and your loved ones in the event of a hospital stay.”
Patients should do research before a surgery or hospital stay and determine if that hospital is the best option. Discover more information about patient safety and hospital safety grades at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.