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U-M earns another ‘A’ for patient safety

For eighth consecutive time, Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score gives UMHS top marks

The University of Michigan Health System continues to earn straight A’s for patient safety. Today’s Leapfrog Group national report card again gave UMHS’ patient care an “A,”placing the Health System among the best nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The Leapfrog Group issued the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score to give patients a quick way to understand how well health care institutions are doing on a broad range of safety measures.

The 30 safety measures look at everything from hand hygiene to communication about medicines and discharge information. Data comes from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, along with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and secondary data services. The UMHS Quality & Safety website offers a wide range of other data on the quality and safety of the care provided at U-M hospitals and health centers. Visit Quality Safety.

Sustainability: U-M making great strides
Mar 30, 2016, contact Dana Elger at

ANN ARBOR The University of Michigan's efforts to foster a healthier planet under the Planet Blue initiative are highlighted in the 2015 Sustainability Progress Report.

The report features campuswide sustainability achievements in the areas of education, research, and campus engagement and operations. It also reports progress toward the university's campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate, waste prevention, healthy environments, and community awareness and engagement.

"Like the very best qualities of the University of Michigan, our work in sustainability is more than the sum of our many excellent parts," said U-M President Mark Schlissel. "It involves impartial and impactful cross-disciplinary research, educational programs in all 19 of our schools and colleges, and campus initiatives that leverage the power and commitment of our 80,000-member community."

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