St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea receives “A” grade for patient safety

 

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationally for having the highest safety standards, announced that St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea received an “A” ranking on its Fall 2018 scorecard.  This is the thirteenth “A” ranking for the hospital.

Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded this year, 32 percent earned an “A,” 24 percent earned a “B,” 37 percent a “C,” 6 percent a “D” and less than 1 percent an “F.”

“We are thrilled to be among the top 32 percent of hospitals nationally that earned an ‘A’ grade for patient safety,” said Nancy Graebner, president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.  “Our scorecard reflects our commitment to our patients and to achieving the best possible outcome for them.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to U.S. hospitals twice per year.  The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

St. Joe’s was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades.  To see St. Joe’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visitwww.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Combined, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,553 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 15,300 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. SJMHS has annual operating revenues of about $2 billion and returns about $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs. For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit www.stjoeshealth.org.

SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 131,000 people, has annual operating revenues of  $17.6 billion and assets of  $24.7 billion. Additionally, the organization returns about  $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit www.stjoeshealth.org

 

 

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