Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Announced for State of Michigan

State Breaks Record for Number of Hospitals Earning an “A” Grade

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing hundreds of the nation’s most influential employers and purchasers of health care, driven in State of Michigan by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), announced the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades on April 29, 2021.

Michigan ranked tenth in the country for highest percentage of “A” hospitals, improving from last fall’s fourteenth ranking.

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.

For the Spring 2021 term, 79 hospitals were graded in the state. Michigan scored a record number of “A” hospitals with 35 facilities earning the top mark. Twenty-seven hospitals earned a “B,” 16 earned a “C,” one earned a “D,” and zero earned an “F.”

“Recording a new state record for the amount of ‘A’ hospitals is incredible news for patients and employers in the state,” exclaimed Bret Jackson, president, EAM. “Delivering a higher standard of patient safety means fewer medical mistakes are taking place and that leads to lower healthcare costs for the everyone.”

Nationally, 27 hospitals have earned an “A” grade since the beginning of the Safety Grade in 2012. Two of those hospitals are in Michigan:  DMC Huron Valley-Sinai in Commerce Township and Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor.

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 2,700 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.

“The Leapfrog Group commends all hospitals and health care workers in Michigan who saved patients throughout the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “As we move forward, we will never forget that the safety of the patient is the first priority.”

For more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as well as individual grades and state rankings, please visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

HospitalCitySpring 2021 “A” Hospitals
Ascension Borgess HospitalKalamazooA
Ascension Providence NoviNoviA
Ascension Providence Rochester HospitalRochesterA
Ascension Providence SouthfieldSouthfieldA
Beaumont Hospital – DearbornDearbornA
Beaumont Hospital – Grosse PointeGrosse PointeA
Beaumont Hospital – TroyTroyA
Bronson Battle CreekBattle CreekA
Covenant Medical CenterSaginawA
Dickinson County Healthcare SystemIron MountainA
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai HospitalCommerce TownshipA
Henry Ford Allegiance HealthJacksonA
Henry Ford Macomb HospitalClinton TownshipA
Lake Huron Medical CenterPort HuronA
McLaren Central MichiganMount PleasantA
McLaren FlintFlintA
McLaren LansingLansingA
McLaren LapeerLapeerA
McLaren Northern MichiganPetoskeyA
McLaren Port HuronPort HuronA
Memorial HealthcareOwossoA
Mercy Health Saint Mary’sGrand RapidsA
Metro Health HospitalWyomingA
Michigan Medicine (U of M)Ann ArborA
MidMichigan Medical Center – AlpenaAlpenaA
MidMichigan Medical Center – MidlandMidlandA
Munson Healthcare of CadillacCadillacA
Munson Healthcare of GraylingGraylingA
Sparrow HospitalLansingA
Spectrum Health Big RapidsBig RapidsA
Spectrum Health Lakeland – NilesNilesA
Spectrum Health United HospitalGreenvilleA
Spectrum Health ZeelandZeelandA
St. Joseph Mercy ChelseaChelseaA
UP Health System – PortageHancockA
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