McLaren Central Michigan Receives an "A" in Patient Safety

McLaren Central Michigan is the only hospital in the area to score an “A” for Spring 2019.

McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) received an “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety ScoreSM report. MCM is the only hospital in the area to score an “A” for Spring 2019..

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually.

“Receiving the A grade for patient safety is an honor shared by our entire hospital,” Martin Tursky, MCM President and CEO said. “We are focused on delivering the highest quality healthcare to the people we serve. The A grade, among our other recent recognitions, reflect our dedication to providing quality patient care.”

MCM was most recently honored with a Governor’s Award of Excellence for effective reporting and measurement associated with value-based purchasing for acute care hospitals. Additional 2019 recognitions for MCM include the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States designation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Gold Distinction from the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) and the Gold Safe Sleep designation from the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program.

To see more details on MCM’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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 Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 550 employees and another 125 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2018 and 2019. The hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the Central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Hospital Safety report published Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.