Category: News


New CMS hospital rating system shows Michigan in need of more safety

Only four Michigan hospitals receive five-stars. Read More.

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Majority of U.S. Hospitals Still Fail to Implement ICU Policies Known to Dramatically Lower Patient Death Rates

Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey by Castlight Health Shows Less than Half of Michigan Hospitals Met Standard for Specialized Physician Coverage July 14, 2016 – Hospital intensive care units (ICU) see 4.6 million people annually, among them some of…

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Increased Patient Safety Saves Lives and Dollars

You go to the hospital for a routine surgical procedure that requires a one to two day stay. On day two you start running a fever and tests confirm you have a potentially life-threatening infection in your bloodstream called Methicillin-resistant…

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Does your hospital have a “never event” policy?

According to report, 85 percent of reporting Michigan hospitals have “Never Events” policies One in five U.S. hospitals fail to adopt crucial “Never Events” policies In 2007, The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C. based organization representing consumers, employers and other…

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53 percent of Michigan hospitals with labor and delivery units do not disclose patient safety

According to new maternity care report, 53 percent of Michigan hospitals with labor and delivery units do not disclose patient safety DMC Harper-Hutzel only Michigan hospital to meet all standards NOVI, MICHIGAN – May 5, 2016:  The Economic Alliance for…

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2016 Patient Safety Grades Announced, 26 Michigan Hospitals Receive “A” Grade, 46 percent of Michigan Hospitals Graded “C” Level

Corresponding study reports selecting the right hospital can reduce your risk of avoidable death by 50 percent Released:  April 25, 2016 – The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced today the release of the April 2016 Hospital Safety Scores, published…

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Michigan Hospitals Improve Usage of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems

New report shows drastic improvement in Michigan hospital’s using computerized systems preventing medication errors Analysis of The Leapfrog Group’s Data by Castlight Health Found CPOE Systems Failed to Flag 13 Percent of Potentially Fatal Orders, Emphasizing Need for More Checks…

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New Data Shows Infection Rates Still Too High In U.S. Hospitals

Only two hospitals in Michigan fully meet standards in reported categories   March 16, 2016 – Today, the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announces though hospitals are making strides in avoiding central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary…

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24 Michigan hospitals penalized for hospital acquired conditions

Novi, MI, December 11th, 2015 – The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) is concerned over the number of Michigan hospitals being penalized for hospital acquired conditions by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  CMS released the data on…

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Three Michigan Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s 2015 Top Hospital Award

Novi, MI, December 2, 2015 – Today the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced three Michigan hospitals, demonstrating the highest standards of care, were named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals. Widely acknowledged as one of the…

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Compared to previous report, Michigan hospitals less safe

Compared to previous report, Michigan hospitals less safe Over 40 percent of Michigan hospitals score less than “B” grade Novi, Michigan, October 28, 2015 – The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced today the release of the Fall 2015 Hospital…

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Rising health care costs hurt Michigan families & economy

Rising health care costs hurt Michigan families and economy Economic Alliance for Michigan report finds both workers, businesses squeezed by health care costs October 26th, 2015 – Mounting evidence shows that ever-rising health care costs hurt not only employers, but Michigan…

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