Amid COVID-19 response, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea receives “A” grade for patient safety

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CHELSEA, MI, (May 1, 2020) – 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 Spring 2020 scorecard.  Amid its response to COVID-19, St. Joe’s Chelsea 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. Joe’s Chelsea.  As part of its COVID-19 response, the hospital has a vigorous screening process in place at all points of entry.  All colleagues and visitors are also required to wear face masks while inside the facility.  These safeguards ensure that all patients can safely seek medical care within the facility, including for any urgent and emergent needs within the Emergency Department.

“As our clinical teams respond to new challenges presented by COVID-19, they have remained focused on their jobs and doing all the little things necessary to deliver the safest, highest quality care possible for patients,” said Nancy Graebner, president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.  “While we know COVID-19 concerns are high, the community should rest assured that our hospital is among the safest in the nation for anyone requiring care.”

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.

In addition to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, the following Trinity Health Michigan hospitals also received “A” rankings on their Spring 2020 scorecards: St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and Mercy Health Hackley Campus.  Michigan Medicine, a joint venture partner of St. Joe’s Chelsea, also received an “A” ranking.

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