Mercy Health, Spectrum earn ‘A’ grades for patient safety

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Mercy Health Hackley Campus Courtesy Mercy Health

Mercy Health Hackley Campus and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital received “A” rankings on their spring 2020 scorecard from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals around the country for patient safety. Amid its response to COVID-19, Mercy Health Hackley Campus was awarded an A for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

“With everything going on during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s such an incredible accomplishment for our hospital and for all our colleagues who continue to deliver safe, high-quality care to patients,” said Gary Allore, president of Mercy Health Muskegon.  “Our physicians, nurses, clinicians, as well as our environmental services and nutrition teams and all who work in our hospitals continue to be committed to providing the highest level of safety for our patients.”

As part of its COVID-19 response, Mercy Health Hackley Campus developed a rigorous screening process in place at all points of entry. All workers and visitors also are required to wear face masks while inside the facility. These safeguards ensure all patients can safely seek medical care within the facility, including for any urgent and emergent needs within the emergency department.

In addition to Mercy Health Hackley Campus, the following Trinity Health Michigan hospitals also received A rankings on their spring 2020 scorecards: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.

Additionally, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital and Spectrum Health United Hospital earned A grades.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.

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