Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 8, 2012)---Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills has been named among the "Top Hospitals" in the country by Leapfrog Group for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients. Of the 2,652 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 729, including Botsford Hospital, earned an "A," 679 earned a "B," and 1243 earned a "C" or below.
The designation was announced by the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national non-profit that surveyed U.S. hospitals to develop a Hospital Safety Score. Hospitals were given for the first time this year a letter grade A,B, C, D or F to provide patients the vital information to make informed decisions about where to seek care, and take the right precautions during a hospital stay. Utilizing publicly reported data for infections, medication errors and in-patient injuries, hospitals were evaluated for their safety records during 2011.
"Botsford Hospital nurses, physicians and clinicians work hard to continually improve safety and quality for our patients," Paul LaCasse, president and CEO of Botsford Health Care, said. "The Leapfrog honor highlights our dedication to reducing errors and our commitment to high quality care and service. Technological advances including the installation of electronic medical records, promotes ongoing efficiency, quality and safety for patients at Botsford."
The Hospital Safety Score website - www.hospitalsafetyscore.org - allows visitors to search hospital scores for free, and also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
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