Lake Huron Medical Center Recognized with three Five-Star Achievements from Healthgrades
Port Huron, MI – November 14, 2023 – Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC), a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today it has achieved numerous five-star ratings for specialty care, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.
LHMC’s Five-Star ratings include: Treatment of Pneumonia (4 years in a row), Gallbladder Removal Surgery (4 years in a row), and Treatment of Diabetic Hospitalizations (2 years in a row). These five-star ratings reflect LHMC’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible and places the organization in the upper echelon of hospitals for specialty care nationwide.
“Healthgrades congratulates Lake Huron Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Lake Huron Medical Center for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”
Lake Huron Medical Center is also the Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 5 Years in a Row, named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 5 Years in a Row and named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 5 Years in a Row by Healthgrades.
Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most–patient outcomes–Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement. The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.
The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance between five-star and one-star hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications. *
For more information about Lake Huron Medical Center, visit www.mylakehuron.com.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.
Lake Huron Medical Center
Lake Huron Medical Center is a 144-bed community hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health care services to residents of St. Clair and Sanilac counties including emergency, cancer and comprehensive breast care, bariatric surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, pulmonary rehabilitation and specialized diabetes programs. Lake Huron Medical Center is also proud of its affiliation with Lake Huron Medical Group which offers holistic, patient-centered care through primary and specialty care physician practices located throughout the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been at the heart of the local community for more than 65 years working diligently to improve access to health care for residents of the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been consistently recognized for clinical excellence in the delivery of patient care, safety and experience. Raising the bar for quality health care in the Blue Water Area, Lake Huron Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award in recognition of among “America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care”, Leapfrog Group’s grade “A” in hospital safety, Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Learn more at www.mylakehuron.com.
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 46 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fifteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 53 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past five years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.