Covenant Earns 8th Straight 'A' for Patient Safety

Covenant HealthCare has once again received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022 — its EIGHTH consecutive "A"! This national distinction recognizes the Covenant team’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

“The Great Lakes Bay Region counts on Covenant as a high-quality care provider for the community,” says Dr. Michael Sullivan, Vice President of Quality Improvement/Chief Medical Officer. “Each and every person on the Covenant team makes a difference, and we thank them for their commitment to delivering safe, extraordinary patient care.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Covenant HealthCare for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see full grade details for Covenant HealthCare and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.