Lake Huron Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lake Huron Medical’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. “This recognition is made possible through a culture of teamwork and a relentless pursuit of excellence in care and outcomes,” said Jay de los Reyes, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center. “We are particularly pleased with these recent grades, not just for the hospital, but also for patients. It reinforces the strides we are making in patient care.” “To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.” Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. Lake Huron Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Lake Huron Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information on the programs and events at Lake Huron Medical Center, please visit www.mylakehuron.com.