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Michigan Medicine Nationally Recognized for an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

This distinction recognizes Michigan Medicine’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Medicine received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This distinction recognizes Michigan Medicine’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

“One of our strategic priorities as a health system is to continuously improve our safety and quality outcomes,” said David Miller, M.D., president of University of Michigan Health. “This is part of our journey to become a highly reliable organization that reduces medical errors and optimizes patient and employee safety.” 

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

Michigan Medicine chief executive officer, Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., stated, “We are appreciative and grateful for Leapfrog’s commitment to the prevention of medical errors in hospitals across the country. It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts to make our patients’ experience here the best it can possibly be.”

In addition, Chelsea Hospital and U-M Health-West received ‘A’ grades, as well.

“All of our care providers at U-M Health, as well as our affiliates and partners, do a phenomenal job ensuring that our patients enjoy a safe, welcoming environment when they receive care from us,” said Nancy May, D.N.P., chief nurse executive. “Personally, I am so grateful for the caliber of nurses, in additional to all our care providers, who elevate our practice and the care we provide to our patients.”

To see more details on Michigan Medicine’s performance and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group: Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

About Michigan Medicine: At Michigan Medicine, we advance health to serve Michigan and the world. We pursue excellence every day in our three hospitals, 125 clinics and home care operations that handle more than 2.3 million outpatient visits a year, as well as educate the next generation of physicians, health professionals and scientists in our U-M Medical School.

Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked U-M Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Rogel Cancer Center. Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked no. 11 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020-21 and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was the only children’s hospital in Michigan nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties analyzed by U.S. News and World Report for 2020-21. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation's biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $500 million.

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