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Port Huron, MI – Lake Huron Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lake Huron Medical’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“This recognition is made possible through a culture of teamwork and a relentless pursuit of excellence in care and outcomes,” said Jay de los Reyes, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center. “We are particularly pleased with these recent grades, not just for the hospital, but also for patients. It reinforces the strides we are making in patient care.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Lake Huron Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

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 more than 2,600 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.

Lake Huron Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Lake Huron Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook. 

Lake Huron Medical Center

Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Lake Huron Medical Center (formerly St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron) is a 144-bed acute care hospital providing medical/surgical services, emergency care, cancer care, cardiac care, bariatric care, inpatient rehabilitation services and a vast number of other testing, health and medical services. Last year alone, Lake Huron Medical Center treated more than 20,000 patients in its emergency department; performed nearly 6,000 surgical procedures; provided treatment for nearly 400 oncology patients; and provided over 3,000 visits to the underserved through the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health. Lake Huron is a member of the Prime Healthcare hospital system. For more information, visit: mylakehuron.com.

About The Leapfrog Group 

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. 

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