April 24, 2018

Memorial Receives ‘A” For Patient Safety From Leapfrog

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Hospitals from around the country received grades of A, B, C, D or F based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm among patients in their care.

Out of 76 participating hospitals throughout Michigan, Memorial Healthcare was 1 of just 23 hospitals, and the only one in our region, to receive an ‘A’ rating—just 1 of 3 hospitals within a 50 mile radius of Owosso to receive this recognition.

“It isn’t enough to do ‘good enough’ when it comes to patient safety and other key quality metrics. That’s why this designation matters—because it demonstrates our patients are getting the safe, advanced and dedicated care we promise them we’ll deliver,” said Brian Long, FACHE, President/CEO of Memorial Healthcare. “It demonstrates the commitment our Memorial team members have made to constantly work toward excellence in patient safety.”

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Memorial Healthcare’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

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