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Metro Health Earns Highest Rating in Patient Safety and Quality

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is realizing its vision of taking health care to a better place as proven by the recent award of an “A” rating by the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade. Their Spring 2021 rating echoes the “A” rating the hospital received in Fall 2020. Metro Health is the only hospital in Grand Rapids to score an “A” this past fall and again this spring.

“The dedication and commitment of our staff are what led to this achievement,” said Dr. Ronald Grifka, Chief Medical Officer, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health. “This honor demonstrates the tremendous team effort in place at Metro Health to continually improve the quality of care our patients receive.”

For the last 20 years, the Leapfrog Group has given ratings to hospitals for their efforts to take “giant leaps forward in the quality and safety” of health care for the communities they serve. This nonprofit leader reviews more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide for their commitments to patient safety and reducing errors, infections and injuries.

The Hospital Safety Grade is the only independent ratings program that focuses exclusively on how hospitals work to keep their patients safe. Patients and families more than ever turn to the Hospital Safety Grade to make their healthcare decisions. A study by the Altarum Institute found, when given the choice of selecting a hospital based on safety or cost, consumers will choose the safer hospital 97 percent of the time.

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