Corewell Health Hospitals in Southwest Michigan Earn National Recognition for Patient Safety

November 6, 2023

St. Joseph and Niles, Mich., November 6, 2023 – Corewell HealthTM Lakeland Hospitals - St. Joseph Hospital and Corewell Health Lakeland Hospitals - Niles Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2023 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.

This national distinction recognizes the achievements of the hospitals in protecting patients from preventable harm and error.

“We take great pride in being recognized by Leapfrog as an “A” hospital at both the Niles and St. Joseph locations,” said Robert Nolan, D.O., vice president of quality, safety and experience at Corewell Health South. “The tremendous work our collective teams dedicate to quality, safety, exceptional care and patient experience is reflected by this score.”

Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital, Corewell Health Greenville Hospital, Corewell Health Ludington Hospital, Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital and Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe also earned an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for fall 2023.

“We are very proud to have seven Corewell Health hospitals receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade and continue to look to Leapfrog to help us on our safety journey,” said James Moses, M.D., chief of quality, safety and patient experience for Corewell Health. “That said, we continue to have more opportunity to ensure we get all our hospitals to ‘A’ when it comes to safety. We are looking forward to the work ahead that will get us there.”

The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country twice annually. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and information from other supplemental data sources. Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

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