Covenant HealthCare Again Named Top Teaching Hospital
Covenant HealthCare is the only Michigan hospital to earn the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award
For the second time in a row, Covenant has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. “It speaks to our dedication to the Covenant Culture of Safety that we could earn this distinction while facing the most threatening health crisis in centuries,” notes Dr. Michael Sullivan, Covenant Vice President for Performance Improvement and Chief Medical Officer.
The highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are recognized annually with the prestigious Leapfrog Top Hospital award. Top Hospitals have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and lower infection rates, among other laudable qualities. Hospitals that are eligible to receive a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must have received an A in the most recent round of scoring to be eligible.
The award is not given to a set number of hospitals, but rather, to all teaching, general, rural, and children's hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospital Methodology.
Covenant HealthCare has also achieved an A grade four consecutive times, the highest safety rating given by the Leapfrog Group. The next round of safety grades for American hospitals is expected to be announced by the Leapfrog Group in mid-December.