Delivering quality care while keeping you safe
At Sparrow Hospital, patient safety is a top priority. That is why we pleased to report that Sparrow received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction which recognizes Sparrow’s achievements in protecting patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients.
Prepared by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A” through “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Sparrow’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.