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Spectrum Health Lakeland Earns Straight ‘A’s’ in Patient Safety
Nov 8, 2018 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – All three hospitals at Spectrum Health Lakeland recently achieved straight ‘A’s’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, ranking the organization among the safest hospitals in the United States.

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 an A, B, C, D or F 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.

“Keeping patients safe is the most important commitment for any health system,” said Kendall Troyer, MBA, Vice President Organizational Excellence and Quality, Spectrum Health Lakeland. “Receiving an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to our team members’ dedication to provide perfect patient care and deliver on zero harm.”

“Lakeland’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries, and infections,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We are inspired by their leadership on patient safety.”

To see Lakeland Health’s full grade, and how other health systems in the region are performing, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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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