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Study grades West Michigan hospitals on safety

May 17, 2019
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Mercy Health St. Mary's
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A national nonprofit focused on health safety has released its latest grades for West Michigan hospitals.

Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 “Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades” assigned A-F letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals, based on ability to protect patients from avoidable errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

In Michigan, 81 hospitals were graded, and 26 earned an A, 29 earned a B, 25 earned a C. None earned a D, and the one hospital receiving an F is Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the peer-reviewed methodology for the “Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades” uses 28 measures of data — focusing on the care process, environment and outcomes — from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources.

Grades for West Michigan hospitals

A: Mercy Health Saint Mary's, Grand Rapids

A: Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, Big Rapids

A: Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Ludington

A: Spectrum Health Pennock, Hastings

A: Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville

A: Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland

B: Bronson Battle Creek, Battle Creek

B: Lakeland Community Hospital Niles, Niles

B: Lakeland Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph, St. Joseph

B: Mercy Health Muskegon, Muskegon

B: Metro Health - University of Michigan Health, Wyoming

B: Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids

C: Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo

C: Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo

C: Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids

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