Fewer hospitals in Michigan have 'A' grades for safety

Michigan hospital rankings

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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April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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