32 Hospitals in Michigan “A” Grade for Patient Safety

Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Michigan Announced

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of some of the state’s largest employers and unions, and The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing hundreds of the nation’s most influential employers and purchasers of health care, announced the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

The independent grading system assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the U.S. based on their ability to protect patients from avoidable errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

In Michigan, 75 hospitals were graded, and 32 earned an “A,” 28 earned a “B,” 14 earned a “C,” one earned a “D,” and no hospitals received an “F”.

Key highlights for the state:

  • Michigan ranked 14th overall in the country for patient safety.
  • DMC Huron Valley-Sinai in Commerce Township and Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor continue their all “A’s” in a row streak since the inception of the grades in 2012.
  • Beaumont Dearborn and McLaren Flint received their first ever “A” grade.
  • Major health systems that have an “A” or “B” for all their hospitals in the state are Trinity Health, Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare.

“Patient safety should be a priority for all residents of Michigan, especially during the pandemic. Costly medical errors are an unnecessary burden for patients and employers,” said Bret Jackson, president, EAM. “The EAM strives to work with hospitals, employers, policy makers and other stakeholders in our state to ensure high quality, safe care.”

“As we grapple with the current implications and lasting ramifications of COVID-19, hospital and patient safety have never been more important” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank all hospitals and heroic members of the health care work force for their efforts to protect and save patients this year.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

For more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as well as individual grades and state rankings, please visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Facebook and Twitter.

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