DETROIT (March 10, 2021) – Two Henry Ford Health System hospitals have earned the 2021 Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), which honors hospitals that consistently earn high marks for patient safety and quality care.
Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township were among 14 Michigan hospitals to receive the Patient Safety Excellence Award, the EAM’s top honor. In a second category, four hospitals received the EAM’s Improvement Award.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes were adopted for qualifying hospitals for the awards.
The Excellence Award was given to hospitals who earn an A grade for patient safety performance four consecutive grading terms in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades from 2019 - 2020.
Henry Ford hospitals have been consistent recipients of EAM’s safety awards since the program’s inception six years ago. Henry Ford West Bloomfield earned an Excellence Award in 2020 and an Improvement Award in 2017 and Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte each earned Improvement Awards in 2019.
EAM, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, seeks to use the collective voice of businesses to call for change that ensures appropriate access to patient-centric, high-value healthcare.
The safety awards serve to inform consumers and patients about healthcare organizations that achieve certain quality and performance standards.
About Henry Ford Health System
Founded in 1915 by Henry Ford himself, Henry Ford Health System is a non-profit, integrated health system committed to improving people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of healthcare and healing. Henry Ford Health System includes Henry Ford Medical Group, with more than 1,900 physicians and researchers practicing in more than 50 specialties at locations throughout Southeast and Central Michigan. Acute care hospitals include Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI – both Magnet® hospitals; Henry Ford Macomb Hospital; Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital; and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
The largest of these is Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a quaternary care research and teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, and multi-organ transplants. The health system also provides comprehensive, best-in-class care for cancer at the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, and orthopedics and sports medicine at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine – both in Detroit.
As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Henry Ford Health System annually trains more than 3,000 medical students, residents, and fellows in more than 50 accredited programs, and has trained nearly 40% of the state’s physicians. Our dedication to education and research is supported by nearly $100 million in annual grants from the National Institutes of Health and other public and private foundations.
Henry Ford’s not-for-profit health plan, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), provides health coverage for more than 540,000 people.
Henry Ford Health System employs more than 33,000 people, including more than 1,600 physicians, more than 6,600 nurses and 5,000 allied health professionals.
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