U.P. Hopsital recognized for safety

Hancock- Portage Health has been recognized with an “A” in the latest Hospital Safety Score grading by The Leapfrog Group

“Receiving the highest grade possible from a credible and neutral source is tremendously rewarding for us,” said Jim Bogan, president/CEO of Portage Health. “Our staff is committed to providing the best possible experience for our patients, and ratings like this validate our efforts.”
The “A” ranking was awarded to 37 Michigan hospitals, including two others in the Upper Peninsula.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent not-for-profit organization focused on improving safety, quality and affordability of healthcare in the United States by promoting transparency and value-based hospital incentives.

The group manages a database called The Hospital Safety Score, which compiles reported data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The database is accessible at hospitalsafetyscore.org, or by downloading the mobile app “Hospital Safety Score” on iOS or Android devices.