UP Health System – Portage Nationally Recognized with Ninth Straight Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ‘A’
November 15, 2022
UP Health System – Portage has received an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the fall 2022 measurement period. This national distinction recognizes UP Health System – Portage’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. This is the ninth straight 'A' rating in patient care and safety for UP Health System – Portage.
"The effects of the pandemic have brought on profound challenges for us all, but one thing that has never wavered is our dedication to safety. Achieving an 'A' rating through Leapfrog for the ninth consecutive time reinforces our commitment to Making Communities Healthier®," said Ryan Heinonen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UP Health System – Portage. "Together, we have created an environment focused on continuous improvement and growth. I am proud of the hard work, dedication and compassionate care our staff and providers give to our patients, visitors and the community — they are the heart of the service 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 United States 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.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see UP Health System – Portage's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org