Michigan Hospitals Earn Top Hospital Status

Leapfrog Announces 2020 Top Hospital Award for State of Michigan Hospitals

Five Hospitals in the State Receive Coveted National Distinction

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) and The Leapfrog Group announced today five hospitals in Michigan have been named to its 2020 national list of Top Hospitals. The elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in safety and quality.

Since 2014, the EAM is a Leapfrog Regional Leader, working with providers, purchasers, payors and patients in Michigan to drive safe, high-quality health care.

Five hospitals in Michigan receiving this prestigious award are:

  • DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Top Children’s Hospital
  • Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw, Top Teaching Hospital (two-years in a row)
  • MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare, Top Rural Hospital
  • MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin, Top Rural Hospital
  • ProMedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian, Top Rural Hospital

“During this particular time, it is more important than ever to know which hospitals deliver the highest standard of patient safety,” said Bret Jackson, president, EAM. “Congratulations to the five hospitals in our state who worked very hard to earn the status of Top Hospital.”

The Leapfrog Group 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. A total of 105 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including: 9 Top Children’s Hospitals, 29 Top General Hospitals, 19 Top Rural Hospitals and 48 Top Teaching Hospitals.

“We are honored to highlight our 2020 Top Hospitals. Their commitment to transparency, along with patient safety and quality care, helps move the needle in saving lives across the nation,” said Leah Binder, president and

CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The current pandemic has reiterated the importance of putting patient safety first and these hospitals are a great example of that. The EAM has done an exemplar job in Michigan and we can expect them to be at the helm of this journey.”

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 2020 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

CLICK HERE for past recipients.

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