U-M Health named one of 2022’s Top Teaching Hospitals by Leapfrog

December 6, 2022  //  FOUND IN: News,

The Leapfrog Group has named U-M Health one of its 2022 Top Teaching Hospitals. Each year, the organization recognizes hospitals that have achieved “true excellence” and honors them by naming them one of their top hospitals. In order to achieve this distinction, hospitals must meet the nation’s toughest standards for safety and quality. 

“U-M Health being named a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital again this year isn’t surprising, but it certainly is noteworthy,” said Debra Weinstein, M.D., who serves as the executive vice dean for academic affairs at the U-M Medical School and chief academic officer for Michigan Medicine. “Maintaining the highest standards of patient safety isn’t just critical to the care we deliver today, it’s also essential to the quality of education we provide.” 

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the U.S., based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“Our clinical environment influences the approaches to care that our students, residents and fellows develop,” said Weinstein. “Safety-focused practices learned at Michigan Medicine will inevitably benefit the patients they will treat throughout their careers. And we’re very proud of that.”

To see U-M Health’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.