DETROIT – Just in time for the end of school, there is another report card out, this one on hospitals. Looking at more than 2 dozen factors focused on patient treatment and outcome, a non-profit group graded hospitals around the country based on patient safety then assigned an overall grade.
The Leapfrog Group is a national not-for-profit organization that was founded by the nation's leading employers and private healthcare purchasers.
Sinai-Grace Hospital- A
Henry Ford Hospital - C
Harper-Hutzel Hospital - A
St. John Hospital and Medical Center - A
Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center - A
Providence Hospital – Southfield – A
St. Joseph Mercy – Pontiac – A
Beaumont – Royal Oak – A
Botsford – Farmington Hills – A
St. Mary Mercy Hospital – Livonia – A
Sinai Grace Hospital – DETROIT – A
Henry Ford Hospital – DETROIT – C
Beaumont – Grosse Pointe – A
St. John – Detroit – A
Detroit Receiving Hospital – A
Henry Ford – Clinton Township – A
St. John Macomb – Warren – B
University Of Michigan Hospitals & Health Center – Ann Arbor – A
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor - A
Chelsea Community Hospital- A
For more information on how other hospitals did, visit http://hospitalsafetyscore.org/
What is a hospital safety score?
The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
The score includes 26 measures, divided into two domains: Process/Structural Measures and Outcome Measures.
Process Measures represent how often a hospital gives patients recommended treatment for a given medical condition or procedure. Structural Measures represent the environment in which patients receive care.
Outcome Measures represent what happens to a patient while receiving care.
The Hospital Safety Score is an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade reflecting how safe hospitals are for patients.