Detroit Medical Center’s Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and DMC
Harper-Hutzel Hospital both received Leapfrog’s top A rating in The
Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’
continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.
Twice each year, the Leapfrog Group assigns A through F scores to more
than 2,600 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors,
injuries, accidents and infections. This Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety
Score gives consumers a scorecard rating they can use to make health
care decisions for themselves or a loved one.
Huron-Valley and Harper-Hutzel Hospital are part of an elite group of
hospitals in Michigan and across the country to earn Leapfrog’s top A
score. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is 1 of 42 hospitals in the U.S. to
receive straight A's since the inception of the Safety Grades (14
consecutive reporting periods).
“We are very proud of the focused dedication our team has demonstrated
to consistently earn top ratings from agencies who oversee Huron
Valley’s patient safety and quality,” said Karima Bentounsi, Chief
Executive Officer, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. “Our hospital’s long
legacy is based on putting patients first and a sincere commitment to
individuals and families of our community. Our hospital team, clinical
providers and physicians offer some of the best care around, and this
award recognizes their tremendous dedication.”
The DMC remains focused on driving improvements in care delivery and
patient satisfaction, as well as continuing its work on developing
innovative treatments through its research, impacting people in
southeast Michigan and beyond.
“With the fall rating, our Harper-Hutzel teams have demonstrated their
consistent focus on patient safety and quality,” said Scott Steiner,
FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of DMC Harper University and DMC Hutzel
Women's hospitals. “We are proud of this A rating as it reveals that our
team’s perseverance to delivering safe care is in alignment with best
Health care quality and safety scoring methods, such as Leapfrog ratings
and other publicly available ratings, are used by the DMC to further
enhance its care delivery processes in a manner that best meets the
needs of the communities served by the DMC health system.
“At the Detroit Medical Center our focus is on safe patient care,” said
Dr. Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of Detroit Medical Center. “These A ratings
are an additional example of how our hospitals are applying industry
best practices in caring for those individuals and families who entrust
their care to us.”
Huron-Valley and Harper-Hutzel are core hospitals within the Detroit
Medical Center health system.
About the Detroit Medical Center, www.dmc.org
DMC remains on the leading edge of healthcare research, diagnosis and
treatment in cardiology, trauma, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and
emergency medicine. DMC’s eight hospitals treated over 1.2 million
patients last year, with more than 1,700 physicians and 11,000
colleagues providing care for the Detroit community.
The Detroit Medical Center operates eight hospitals and institutes,
including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital,
Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s
Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital and
DMC Heart Hospital. The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional
health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care,
research and medical education. The Detroit Medical Center is proud to
be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers and
Detroit Red Wings. The DMC is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation
(NYSE: THC). For more information, visit http://www.dmc.org.
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