Top Grades for Patient Safety

November 07, 2019
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DETROIT – As report cards go, Henry Ford Health System’s five acute-care hospitals performed exemplary.

In The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades, Henry Ford hospitals received 3 A’s and two B’s for patient safety performance.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital each earned an A. Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital each earned a B.

Twice a year, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals using a scoring algorithm to determine each hospital’s score as an A, B, C, D or F letter grade. The grade is a composite score comprising 28 different nationally reported patient safety measures that indicate how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections. Grades are awarded in the spring and fall.

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MEDIA CONTACT: David Olejarz / David.Olejarz@hfhs.org / 313.874.4094

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.