MidMichigan Health’s Medical Centers recently received annual safety grades for spring 2021 from The Leapfrog Group, 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” letter grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only program that rates exclusively on how well a hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients in their care.
For the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, MidMichigan Medical Centers in both Alpena and Midland earned a second consecutive ‘A’ grade; MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot its second ‘B’ in a row, and the Medical Center in West Branch received a ‘B,’ up from a ‘C’ received in fall 2020. MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin are not graded as they do not meet volume thresholds for scoring or are critical access hospitals.