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Sparrow News: Sparrow Receives Top National Grade for Patient Safety

Michigan Business Network
May 16, 2022 8:00 AM


Sparrow receives “A” grade for patient safety in new national rankings 

LANSING, MI – Sparrow has been nationally recognized for patient safety, receiving an “A” grade in a new scorecard of nearly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals throughout the country.

As the only Lansing-area health system to receive the top score, the grade from The Leapfrog Group recognizes the commitment of Sparrow’s highly skilled physicians and caregivers to protecting patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms.

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety, uses more than 30 performance measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign an “A” through “F” grade 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. 

As a patient-centered health system, Sparrow continues to make great strides in patient safety by investing in innovative technology and leading-edge medicine. This Leapfrog grade is an outcome of the efforts of our many caregivers.

To see Sparrow’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospitalsafetygrade.org/.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia, and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.; and Paul Entler, D.O., vice president of quality and performance improvement.

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