Four hospitals under Trinity Health Michigan have been recognized for their exemplary commitment to safety standards and infection prevention. Trinity Health Livingston, Trinity Health Oakland, Trinity Health Grand Rapids, and Chelsea Hospital – a joint venture with Trinity Health and University of Michigan Health – all received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national organization dedicated to evaluating the quality of healthcare services and patient safety.
The rating system deployed by Leapfrog grades hospitals from ‘A’ to ‘F’, based on over 30 national performance metrics. These metrics encompass areas such as medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections as well as preventive measures put in place by hospitals. The Chief Clinical Officer of Trinity Health Michigan, Dr. Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, expressed her deep pride in the recognition of their relentless commitment to safe, high-quality patient care. She highlighted the hard work carried out across the clock, every day of the week, by a hardworking team that ranges from physicians to support staff.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade stands out as it specifically bases its ratings on the prevention of medical errors, infections, and injuries, issues that cause more than 500 patient fatalities daily in the U.S. This ratings program is peer-reviewed and completely transparent, updating its grades twice a year. The ratings offer insights into patient safety practices, effective surgical procedures, and maternal care among others, which form some of the qualifications for the award.
Furthermore, Trinity Health Michigan is a major employer in the state, supporting more than 24,000 full-time employees across 29 counties. The not-for-profit Chelsea Hospital employs more than 1,200 individuals and is maintained by Trinity Health Michigan and University of Michigan’s medical center, Michigan Medicine.