GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids and five Spectrum Health-owned hospitals earned top grades in a semi-annual report on patient safety. Spectrum Health’s Big Rapids, Ludington, Pennock Hospital in Hastings, United Hospital in Greenville and Zeeland Community Hospital joined Saint Mary’s in earning an “A” grade in the spring report card issued by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocate for health care quality and patient safety.
More hospitals than ever in Michigan earned a top grade in a semi-annual report card on patient safety.
UV Partners Inc. developed a device that targets one of the most stubborn problems in health care: infections acquired in the hospital that sicken or kill thousands of patients annually. When Nelson Jacobson and executives at JSJ Corp. met last year with their counterparts at UV Partners, he quickly saw the device’s market potential.
Eleven hospitals in West Michigan were among 29 statewide to receive a top grade in the latest report card on patient safety.
Nine hospitals in West Michigan — four of them owned by Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health — earned a top grade this spring in a semi-annual scorecard on quality.