McLaren Macomb Hospital earns high marks in patient safety

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published May 17, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — McLaren Macomb Hospital, located in Mount Clemens, recently earned an “A” grade in the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for its efforts in protecting patients from harm, while meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group, an organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers, assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D or F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm for patients in their care.

Receiving an “A” places McLaren Macomb among the top hospitals in the country for preventing infections, injuries and medical errors, hospital officials stated.

“Providing effective treatment in a compassionate and safe environment will always be the mission of our hospital and our promise to each patient,” said Beth Wendt, McLaren Macomb’s chief of staff and medical director of quality. “Teams of excellent bedside caregivers ensure that this promise is kept every day, and to have the results of those efforts recognized along with the top providers across the country endorses their efforts.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 hospitals across the country.

Earlier this year, McLaren Macomb, 1000 Harrington St., earned a statewide Hospital Patient Safety Award from the Economic Alliance of Michigan. To learn more about the services offered at McLaren Macomb, visit mclaren.org/macomb.