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CCH earns "A" Grade Hospital Safety Score
Start Date
06/04/2013
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Chelsea Community Hospital received an ‘A’ grade for its ability to keep patients safe during a hospital stay, according to a new Hospital Safety Score released by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Chelsea Community Hospital received an A grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.

“This distinctive honor reflects the dedication and excellence of our physicians, nurses, and staff to provide high quality care and a remarkable patient experience at Chelsea Community Hospital,” said Nancy Graebner, President and CEO of Chelsea Community Hospital. “I especially want to thank our nurses, who work so hard to ensure that each of our patients receives the best care possible. I am proud to say that we truly have small town care coupled with national standards of excellence here at Chelsea.”

To research Chelsea Community Hospital scores as they compare nationally and among other hospitals in the county, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, keyword Washtenaw, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
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