Lake Huron Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Grade for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Lake Huron Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Grade for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

04-30-2020

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 www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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