Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety G
Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Saginaw, Mich., April 29, 2021 – Covenant HealthCare received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the Covenant team’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“We are extremely humbled and inspired to be recognized with the Leapfrog Hospital ‘A’ Safety Grade once again,” says Dr. Michael Sullivan, Vice President of Performance Improvement/Chief Medical Officer. “This is a recognition of the dedication and commitment of each and every one of our caregivers to patient safety and Zero Harm. This is especially meaningful this year in light of the challenges we have all faced.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Covenant HealthCare shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 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 Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Covenant HealthCare was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see Covenant’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.
About Covenant HealthCare
From moms-to-be to babies to great-grandfathers, Covenant HealthCare delivers extraordinary care across generations and across specialties in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. Patients can trust Covenant HealthCare with the health needs of the entire family. With 4800 employees and a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the Saginaw-based health system offers a broad spectrum of programs and services including high-risk obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, acute care, a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, robotic surgery, stroke, rehabilitation and more. For more information, visit www.covenanthealthcare.com.
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