FLINT — McLaren Flint was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing McLaren Flint’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“This is the second consecutive Leapfrog ‘A’ Safety Grade for McLaren Flint and a true testament to the hard work our physicians and team have been focusing on in regards to the hospital’s safe care patient initiatives,” said Chad Grant, President and CEO of McLaren Flint. “This achievement is even more meaningful knowing the many challenges the pandemic has brought to maintaining the delivery of high quality health care for more than a year.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but McLaren Flint shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
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 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
McLaren Flint was awarded an “A” grade April 29 when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021.
To see McLaren Flint’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook. — G.G.