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Organization grades hospitals on patient safety throughout MI

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An organization released its report of how patient safety at hospitals are throughout the state.

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington based organization, visited 76 hospitals and assigned them letter grades of A, B, C, D, or F during their Spring 2018 evaluation.

The grades are based on the hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms for patients.

A spokesperson said the data is analyzed based on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other publicly reported data.

Leapfrog said these errors, killing or harming millions of people per year, are the third leading cause of death in the country.

Out of the 76 evaluated hospitals in Michigan, 23 were given As, 24 were given Bs, 24 were given Cs, four hospitals received Ds, and one hospital received an F.

Leapfrog found that the state of Michigan ranked 24th in the country for percentage of A hospitals, while the state ranked 36th in last fall.

One Mid-Michigan hospital received an A, Memorial Healthcare in Owosso.

Leapfrog also found that Spectrum Health is the leader in patient safety as five out of six of their hospitals received an A.

Eleven Mid-Michigan hospitals received grades for the group:

  • Covenant Medical Center Harrison Campus in Saginaw - B
  • Hurley Medical Center in Flint - F
  • McLaren - Bay Region in Bay City - B
  • McLaren - Lapeer Region in Lapeer - C
  • McLaren Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant - C
  • McLaren Flint in Flint - C
  • Memorial Healthcare in Owosso - A
  • Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Alpena - C
  • Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Alma - B
  • Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland - B
  • St. Mary's of Michigan of Saginaw - C

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