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Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

Big Rapids Hospital

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., November 16, 2022 – Corewell Health™ Big Rapids Hospital, formerly Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

This national distinction celebrates Big Rapids Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

This is the second consecutive “A” grade for Big Rapids Hospital.

“Patient safety is always our highest priority and I’m so proud of our entire staff as they continue to deliver excellent outcomes,” said Andrea Leslie, president of Corewell Health Big Rapids, Reed City, Greenville and Kelsey hospitals. “Our clinical teams strive to provide the best evidenced-based care possible, and this recognition is an affirmation of their dedication and commitment to their patients and our community.”

Big Rapids Hospital was one of four Corewell Health West hospitals that were awarded “A” grades this fall by Leapfrog. Corewell Health Greenville Hospital, Corewell Health Ludington Hospital and Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital were also recognized for providing safer care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”


About Corewell Health West 

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health™, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit or



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