By The Lake Huron Medical Center
Port Huron, Michigan, November 21, 2022 – Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC), a member of Prime Healthcare, received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Lake Huron Medical Center’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
This is the ninth consecutive grade “A” award given to LHMC, which equates to four and a half years in a row obtaining this prestigious recognition.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
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The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
LHMC has also been named a 100 Top Hospital by Merative/Fortune for 2022 and awarded a five-star rating for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“We are honored to be recognized for this distinguished award at Lake Huron Medical Center for the ninth time in a row,” said Katie Cox, Director of Nursing for LHMC. “Our team works hard every day to ensure that our patients receive top notch, safe, quality, and compassionate care. Having a Grade “A” rated hospital in the community means that you have access to the highest quality care available in St. Clair County.”
To see Lake Huron Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.