MICHIGAN - An annual grading system says Michigan's hospital care rank is dropping.
According to the Economic Alliance for Michigan and the Leapfrog Group, which release A through F grades of hospitals in the country based on errors, accidents and infections.
Michigan ranks 36th in the country for percentage of "A" hospitals -- only 19 of the 77 hospitals in the state were given an A.
In West Michigan: Spectrum Health Blodgett, Butterworth, Ludington, United, and Zeeland Community all received A's. Four others received a B grade, and four were given a C grade.
There were no reported F grades in the entire state.
According to the EAM and Leapfrog, Michigan is showing a trend in declining A grades and increasing B grades.
For more information about the grades and to see a full list of hospitals, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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