Lake Huron Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog
Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lake Huron Medical’s efforts in protecting
patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United
States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving
health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety
Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country
based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and
other harms among patients in their care.
“This recognition is made possible through a culture of teamwork
and a relentless pursuit of excellence in care and outcomes," said
Jay de los Reyes, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center.
“We are particularly pleased with these recent grades, not just
for the hospital, but also for patients. It reinforces the strides we
are making in patient care.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like
Lake Huron Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This
ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for
hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in
a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
“Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized
for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses 28 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.
Lake Huron Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded
an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Lake Huron Medical Center’s
full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the
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