Sparrow receives “A” grade for patient safety | Fall 2020

Leapfrog A Grade licensure logo Fall 2020

Published: November 19, 2020

Sparrow Hospital has once again earned an “A” for patient safety in a recent scorecard of more than 2,600 acute care hospitals nationwide, reflecting the hospital’s commitment to quality and the needs of our patients.

Prepared by The Leapfrog Group, the Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade rates a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Safety Grade assigns an “A” through “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients. Grades are assigned based on 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. 

As a patient-centered health system, Sparrow continues to make great strides in patient safety by investing in new technology and new procedures. This Leapfrog grade is an outcome of the efforts of many caregivers.

Sparrow is part of a nine-hospital collaborative through the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Patient Safety Organization focusing on how caregivers can improve safety through review and analysis of past events, implementing proactive tools to recognize and correct errors, and setting quantitative goals.

To see Sparrow’s full score, visit



Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit