Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital Earns ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

May 01, 2024

Big Rapids, Mich., May 1, 2024 – Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2024 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.

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

“We are proud of Big Rapids hospital for receiving the “A” Leapfrog Safety Grade,” said James Bonner, vice president of quality, safety and experience at Corewell HealthTM in West Michigan. “This achievement represents exceptional care for our patients and our community.”

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.

“Across the system we continue to make forward progress on optimizing safety outcomes for the patients and families,” said James Moses, M.D., chief of quality, safety and patient experience for Corewell Health. “I’m proud of the achievements we are seeing broadly across the organization.”

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