Lake Huron Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring
2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing
the hospital’s achievements in providing safer health care. Lake
Huron Medical Center is the only hospital in St. Clair County to earn
an A, the highest grade, and has received straight A’s since 2018.
“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends
to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous
dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog
Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who
work and volunteer for Lake Huron Medical Center. They are role models
in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in
our country’s time of need.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed
to health care quality and safety.
The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across
the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital
prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“We are extremely proud to have earned straight ‘A’ grades
for hospital safety since fall of 2018 because it reflects the commitment
that Lake Huron Medical Center, our physicians, staff and nurses make
- every day - when caring for patients,” said Jose Kottoor, Lake
Huron Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer. “Our dedicated staff
remains committed to providing the highest quality of care, even in times
of crisis, to our community.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety
data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care 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 rated a five-star facility by The Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), placing it in the top 9% of
hospitals nationwide. Lake Huron Medical Center received the Level III
trauma center designation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human
Services. This three-year designation means Lake Huron Medical Center
will be able to treat patients with more serious, possibly life-threatening injuries.
For more than 65 years, Lake Huron Medical Center has been providing high
quality, compassionate healthcare to our community. Our mission remains
the same for the next 65 years: to continue to deliver compassionate,
quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities.
To see Lake Huron Medical Center’s full grade details and access
patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit
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