McLaren Northern Michigan Receives A Rating from Leapfrog Group

McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded with an ‘A’ safety rating from the Leapfrog Group for the fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B, C, D, and F to more than 2,600 hospitals twice a year. The methodology and results of the grading are fully transparent and the results are free to the public.

“Safety is at the center of the care we provide our patients,” stated Todd Burch, President and CEO at McLaren Northern Michigan. “Providing a safe environment where our patients can heal is a top priority. This award is a testimony to the dedication of our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and ancillary staff who deliver the highest level of excellence and care every day.”

McLaren Northern Michigan rated Above Average in 19 of the 28 measures including infection prevention, surgical safety, error prevention, patient bedside safety, and staffing, with 7 measures being unreported.

To see grade details for McLaren Northern Michigan and other Michigan hospitals, visit For more information regarding services offered at McLaren Northern Michigan, please visit or call 800.248.6777.

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 Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is a 202-bed, regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across northern lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. Over 230 physicians represent nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on heart, cancer, orthopedics, and neurosciences services. For additional information, visit