St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea receives “A” grade for patient safety

CHELSEA  Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationally for patient safety, announced that St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea has received an “A” ranking on its Fall 2020 scorecard.  Amid its response to COVID-19, St. Joe’s was awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

Safety is a core value and a top priority for St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.  When patients arrive for care to the hospital or in its Emergency Department, COVID-19 safety protocols are in place to protect them and caregivers.  The hospital has designated COVID-Free Zones, is in possession of all personal protective equipment needed, and offers both screening and testing for COVID-19 at the facility.  During the COVID-19 response, St. Joe’s is following public health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the State of Michigan.

“I am extremely proud because I know how hard each and every member of our team works to provide safe, high quality care to patients,” said Nancy Graebner, president of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. “In these unique times, we have been forced to learn and adapt quickly.  Together, we have risen to the challenge and safeguarded the health and wellbeing of our community.”

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. acute-care hospitals twice per year.  The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

To see St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, please visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 600 physicians.  Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, seven operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.

For additional information about SJMC, please visit www.stjoeschelsea.org.

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