St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea receives straight A’s in patient safety report card

Adapted from St Joseph Mercy Health System news release

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationally for patient safety, has announced its spring 2021 scorecard. For the 19th consecutive time, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea was awarded an “A” for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. St. Joe’s Chelsea is one of only 27 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade in every grading cycle since 2012. 

“These scores reflect a consistent, high-quality level of service that our patients deserve and have come to expect from our hospital,” said Nancy Graebner, president of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. 

The Leapfrog Group assigns safety grades to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms. The Group’s Hospital Safety Grade process uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog Group’s grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

“Amid a global pandemic, we are reminded of the fragility of our health and the health of our loved ones,” Graebner said. “I speak for all St. Joe’s colleagues when I say we are doing everything in our power to protect our patients from harm and working hard so that they may achieve the best health outcome possible.”

To see more details on the performance of St. Joe’s Chelsea and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, please visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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