Sparrow receives "A" grade for Patient Safety | Fall 2019

Leapfrog A Grade licensure logo Fall 2019

Published: November 13, 2019

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Hospital has earned an “A” for Patient safety in a Fall 2019 scorecard of 2,600 hospitals nationwide, reflecting the hospital’s commitment to quality and safety, and meeting the needs of every Patient, every time.

Prepared by the Leapfrog Group, the Hospital Safety Score grades a hospital’s overall performance in keeping Patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. As a Patient-centered healthcare delivery system, Sparrow continues to take great strides in Patient safety by investing in new technology and new procedures. This Leapfrog grade is an outcome of the efforts of many Caregivers.

Sparrow is part of a nine-hospital collaborative through the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Patient Safety Organization focusing on how Caregivers can improve safety through review and analysis of past events, implementing proactive tools to recognize and correct errors, and setting quantitative outcome improvement goals.

The Hospital Safety Score is determined by analyzing national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey; the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.

A, B, C, D and F grades are assigned based on 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. The Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of Patient-reported experience with the hospital, as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA.

To see Sparrow’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for Patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit