McLaren Oakland recognized by Healthgrades with Patient Safety Excellence Award

McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care provider serving all of Oakland 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 Oakland among the top 10 percent of acute care hospitals nationwide in patient safety.

“Now more than ever before, our patients need to have absolute confidence that they are being cared for in a safe and compassionate environment,” said Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., president and CEO of McLaren Oakland. “To be recognized and ranked among the country’s best acknowledges the dedication and ability of our caregivers, and adds a level of trust for our patients. This is an award shared with our entire organization.”

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

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About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, in addition to an inpatient hospital in Pontiac providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. McLaren Oakland offers AOA approved residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, radiology, and otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

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 13 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 630,000 lives, 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 centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.