Mid-Michigan hospitals not making the grade in patient safety

Several Mid-Michigan hospitals are getting poor grades when it comes to patient safety.

A newly released Leapfrog Group study looks at things like infections patients get while in hospital, falls that could be avoided and even deaths that happen, as a result of complications, during or after surgery.

The Leapfrog Group is an organization that promotes safety improvements in health care.

In Flint, both McLaren Regional Medical Center and Hurley Medical Center received a D grade. Genesys, St. Mary's, and Memorial Healthcare got a C. Covenant Medical Center scored a B. And McLaren Hospital - Lapeer Region is the only area hospital to reach the highest score of A.

According to the Leapfrog Groupâ??s Hospital Safety Score website, the scores are measured based on information that is required to be made public by hospitals across the nation, after incidents happen.

In response to the study, McLaren Flint issued this statement Wednesday.

"At McLaren Flint, patient safety is our utmost priority. As such, we constantly measure and evaluate our processes and outcomes with a commitment to continually improve the care and safety of services we provide to our patients."

NBC25 also reached out to Hurley Medical Center for a response on the study, but did not hear back.