McLaren Port Huron earns ‘A’ for patient safety in Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

McLaren Port Huron was awarded an “A” in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction that recognizes McLaren Port Huron’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe, compassionate health care. The grade is based on the hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care, as well as patient experience.

“This Leapfrog safety grade is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work at McLaren Port Huron,” said Eric Cecava, president and CEO at McLaren Port Huron. “Given the extraordinary challenges of COVID-19, this grade is even more impressive. Our team never loses sight of the critical need to provide high quality care in a compassionate and safe environment.”

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

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 2,600 hospitals in the U.S., twice a year. The methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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About McLaren Port Huron

About McLaren Port Huron: McLaren Port Huron is a 186-bed non-profit hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan. A community hospital founded in 1882, it has a strong history of providing quality, compassionate care to residents living in St. Clair and Sanilac counties and has earned repeated recognition for both clinical excellence and patient safety from nationally renowned health care rating organizations. McLaren Port Huron provides a full range of services, including cardiovascular care at the James C. Acheson Heart and Vascular Center, award-winning cancer services onsite through the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, comprehensive orthopedic services and general, bariatric and robotic-assisted surgeries. The hospital is nationally verified as a Level III Trauma Center and operates the busiest Emergency Center in St. Clair County. Also available at the hospital are family birthing services and the only accredited sleep center in the region. In addition to its main campus in Port Huron, the hospital operates community health centers in Marysville, Yale, Lexington and St. Clair.

Nurse caring for patient A