Medical Center in Gladwin Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin was one of 23 hospitals nationwide to be named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. This is the second year in row MyMichigan in Gladwin has been recognized.
“There is no denying the past two years have been quite difficult with the pandemic, but one thing has not changed – keeping our patients at the center of all that we do,” said Ray Stover, president of MyMichigan Medical Centers in Gladwin and West Branch. “To achieve this honor again from Leapfrog is a testament to the hard work and commitment our employees, health care providers, volunteers and leadership give our patients and communities every day.”
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Gladwin community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. Those interested in viewing a full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.