Amid COVID-19 response, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston receives “A” for patient safety

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John O’Malley

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationally for patient safety, announced that St. Joseph Mercy Livingston has received an “A” ranking on its Spring 2020 scorecard. Amid its response to COVID-19, St. Joe’s Livingston was awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

Safety is a core value and a top priority for St. Joe’s Livingston. As part of its COVID-19 response, the hospital has a vigorous screening process in place at all points of entry. All colleagues and visitors are also required to wear face masks while inside the facility. These safeguards ensure that all patients can safely seek medical care within the facility, including for urgent and emergent needs within the Emergency Department.

“With everything being thrown at us during the COVID-19 response, I am incredibly proud of our team for their resilience and continued effort to deliver safe, high quality care to patients,” said John O’Malley, president of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Center. “From our doctors and nurses to our Environmental Services colleagues, everyone has contributed to St. Joe’s being ranked among the safest hospitals in the country.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

In addition to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, the following Trinity Health Michigan hospitals also received “A” rankings on their Spring 2020 scorecards: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and Mercy Health Hackley Campus.

To see St. Joseph Mercy Livingston’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, please visit

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