Michigan Medicine again recognized for patient safety

April 17, 2017  //  FOUND IN: UMHS News

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was again honored for its commitment to patient safety with another A on the spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score.

The national report card, issued by the Leapfrog Group, places U-M among the best hospitals in the U.S. in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. In fact, Michigan Medicine is one of only two hospitals in Michigan to earn an A grade in every Leapfrog report since it began to be published twice a year in 2012.

The report card is intended to give patients a quick way to understand how well health care institutions are doing on a broad range of safety measures. Those 30 measures look at everything from hand hygiene to communication about medicines and discharge information.

Data comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and secondary data services such as the American Hospital Association’s annual survey.

Thank you for your hard work in keeping Michigan Medicine among the national leaders in patient safety!

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