In order to achieve the distinction of “true excellence,” hospitals must meet the nation’s toughest standards for safety and quality
The Leapfrog Group has named University of Michigan Health one of its 2022 Top Teaching Hospitals. Each year, the organization recognizes hospitals that have achieved “true excellence” and honor them with being named one of their top hospitals. In order to achieve this distinction, hospitals must meet the nation’s toughest standards for safety and quality.
“University of Michigan Health being named a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital again this year isn’t surprising, but it certainly is noteworthy,” said Debra F. Weinstein, M.D., who serves as executive vice dean for academic affairs at the University of Michigan Medical School and chief academic officer for Michigan Medicine. “Maintaining the highest standards of patient safety isn’t just critical to the care we deliver today, it’s also essential to the quality of education we provide.”
“Our clinical environment influences the approaches to care that our students, residents and fellows develop,” said Weinstein. “Safety-focused practices learned at Michigan Medicine will inevitably benefit the patients they will treat throughout their careers. And we’re very proud of that.”
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