The A ranking places Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital among the safest hospitals in the United States. This marks the first time the hospitals have earned the top safety grade simultaneously in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades. By doing so, Henry Ford is one of only two health systems nationally – and the only one in Michigan – to achieve that distinction for the fall safety grades.
As Henry Ford Allegiance Health enters our second century, I am confident our focus on consistent use of best practices will further promote the culture of safety across our organization,” said Henry Ford Allegiance Health President and CEO Georgia Fojtasek. “Every patient deserves to receive care in a safe, healing environment. We are committed to giving each patient the best experience possible.”
Twice a year, grades are assigned to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals using a scoring algorithm to determine each hospital’s score as an A, B, C, D or F letter grade. The grade is a composite score comprising 28 different nationally reported patient safety measures that indicate how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections.
“This is a momentous achievement for our hospitals and the entire Henry Ford organization,” says Wright Lassiter III, Henry Ford Health System’s President and CEO. “The safety of our patients is our most important priority and the focus of every interaction, every decision and every patient-care plan. I’m extremely proud of our team members and our hospitals for their exceptional performance and collaboration in keeping our patients safe in our care.”
About Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region. Visit HenryFordAllegiance.com to learn more.
About Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health System is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III. Visit HenryFord.com to learn more.