DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System announced today that three of its hospitals were named a Top Hospital for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group.
It’s the first time Henry Ford hospitals were jointly awarded the designation, which The Leapfrog Group issues annually. The hospitals are:
Henry Ford Hospital.
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
“I’m so proud of our hospital leaders – Veronica Hall, R.N., Barbara Rossmann and Lynn Torossian – and our physicians, nurses and entire hospital teams who demonstrate such pride and passion in taking care of our patients,” says Bob Riney, president of Healthcare Operations and chief operating officer. “This honor reflects their relentless commitment and teamwork to deliver a high level of care in a safe, healing environment.”
Henry Ford’s hospitals were among 118 to earn the designation from nearly 1,900 hospitals nationally. The Top Hospital designation is determined by a methodology that measures hospital care performance across multiple areas including infection rates, maternity care, mortality and physician staffing in the intensive care unit.
Top Hospital designations are awarded in four categories: children’s hospitals, general hospitals, rural hospitals and teaching hospitals. Henry Ford hospitals were honored in the top teaching hospitals category, reflecting their robust medical education curriculum offered to physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, interns, students and allied health professionals.
“Congratulations to our hospital leaders and their teams for this achievement,” says Adnan Munkarah, M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer. “Each day we strive to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety, and these types of recognitions go a long way to validate our caregiving efforts.”
Last month, the three hospitals, along with Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, each received an A grade for patient safety performance in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades.
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About Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health System is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III. Visit HenryFord.com to learn more.
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.