McLaren Greater Lansing Nationally Recognized with an 'A' For the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Author: Sarah Barber

McLaren Greater Lansing received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing McLaren Greater Lansing’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. 

“We are incredibly proud of our health care heroes who put in the hard work every day to ensure that we are always providing high-quality care to our patients,” said Kirk Ray, President and CEO of McLaren Greater Lansing. “This recognition is reflective of many initiatives that have been put in place to build upon our already existing high-quality patient care focus.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but McLaren Greater Lansing shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

McLaren Greater Lansing was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see McLaren Greater Lansing’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit