McLaren Macomb recognized by Healthgrades with Patient Safety Excellence Award

McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care provider serving all of Macomb County, was awarded for its safe care environment by Healthgrades, which recognized the hospital by including it on their list of Patient Safety Excellence Award 2020 recipients. Released annually, Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals “that have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events.”

Inclusion on the list places McLaren Macomb among the top 10 percent of acute care hospitals nationwide in patient safety.

“This is a time when patients have to feel unquestionably safe while they’re in the hospital, and that they are in the care of skilled and diligent clinical professionals,” said Dr. Beth Wendt, medical director of quality and patient safety officer at McLaren Macomb. “Earning this recognition is assurance to our bedside care teams that their processes are the best practices and directly impact the well-being of the patient. It’s a recognition acknowledging their dedication, and one shared with the entire staff.”

Hospital data is tracked and measured, determining that provider’s effectiveness in preventing injuries, infections and other serious conditions while patients are in their care. Healthgrades considers 14 patient safety indicators and other measurements to create the list of recipients.

McLaren Macomb is one of five McLaren Health Care providers to earn the recognition, with McLaren Oakland, McLaren Port Huron, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Greater Lansing also included on the list.

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About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or follow our blog

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.