McLaren Central Michigan Nationally Recognized for Straight ‘A’s in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, today announced the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and once again awarded McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. MCM is the only hospital in the central Michigan region to receive the safety ‘A’ grade for Fall 2019, Spring 2019 and Fall 2018, bringing them to three consecutive ‘A’ scores. 

“Our commitment to ‘Doing What’s Best’ is not just a tagline,” said Martin Tursky, MCM President and CEO.  “Three Safety ‘A” grades in a row is an outstanding accomplishment, and a true testament of the hospital’s dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.”

“This outstanding achievement shows longstanding commitment to a culture of safety that puts patients first,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “For McLaren Central Michigan, saving lives by preventing accidents, injuries, infections and errors is business as usual, and your community should be proud. We commend the staff, faculty, volunteers, leadership and board of directors for their never-ending quest for the highest standards of patient safety.”

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘F’ to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog’s grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

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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 in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 550 employees and another 125 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2018 and 2019.  The hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the Central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Hospital Safety report published Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.