• McLaren Northern Michigan Earns an ‘A’ for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    McLaren Northern Michigan Earns an ‘A’ for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
    Petoskey, MI:  McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded an ‘A’ safety rating from The Leapfrog Group for the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. McLaren earned an ‘A’ grade five consecutive grading terms in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades from 2019-2021.
    The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B, C, D, and F to more than 2,600 hospitals twice a year. The methodology and results of the grading are fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
    “Safety is at the center of the care we provide our patients,” stated Andrew McDonagh, MD, Chief Medical Officer at McLaren Northern Michigan. “Receiving these honors five consecutive times is a reinforcement and testament to the dedication of our entire team who strive every day to deliver the highest standards of care in a safe, healing environment. I’m extremely proud of our colleagues and medical staff for continuously making this honor possible.”
    McLaren Northern Michigan rated above average in 15 of the 22 measures, including infection prevention, surgical safety, error prevention, and patient bedside safety, with four measures being unreported.
    To see grade details for McLaren Northern Michigan and other Michigan hospitals, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information regarding services offered at McLaren Northern Michigan, visit mclaren.org/northern or call 800.248.6777.