Study grades West Michigan hospitals on safety


Courtesy Mercy Health St. Mary's

A national nonprofit focused on health safety has released its latest grades for a dozen West Michigan hospitals.

The fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades said Michigan ranked No. 11 overall in the country for patient safety, an improvement from its rank of 24 in spring 2018.

Of the 81 hospitals graded in Michigan, 32 earned an A, the highest total ever for the state since the report card began in 2013.

Twenty-two hospitals earned a B, 26 earned a C and one earned a D.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the peer-reviewed methodology for the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades used 28 measures — focusing on the care process, environment and outcomes — of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals.

Grades for West Michigan hospitals

A: Mercy Health Saint Mary's, 200 Jefferson Ave. SE in Grand Rapids

A: Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, 8333 Felch St. in Zeeland

A: Spectrum Health United Hospital, 615 S. Bower St. in Greenville

A: Spectrum Health Pennock, 1009 W. Green St. in Hastings

A: Bronson Battle Creek, 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek

B: Mercy Health Mercy Campus, 1500 E. Sherman Blvd. in Muskegon

B: Mercy Health Hackley Campus, 1700 Clinton St. in Muskegon

B: Bronson Methodist Hospital, 601 John St. in Kalamazoo

C: Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, 1840 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids

C: Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, 100 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids

C: Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW in Wyoming

C: Ascension Borgess Hospital, 1521 Gull Rd. in Kalamazoo

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