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 Garden City, Michigan, December 5, 2023 – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Garden City Hospital (GCH) was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is one of the most prestigious awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for healthcare safety and quality.

“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Garden City Hospital has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”

With over 40 years of teaching and training, Garden City Hospital’s residency program has excelled and expanded to include: Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Cardiology Fellowship, and General Surgery specialties. Garden City Hospital is revered for teaching and training medical students and providing a comprehensive Graduate Medical Education (GME) program, with an emphasis on both observation and practice. Our GME is responsible for the administrative oversight and academic quality of all residency, fellowship and undergraduate programs. The DIO and administrative staff work closely with dedicated program directors, core faculty, teaching faculty and clinical staff to provide a robust educational program and training, in a safe state of the art environment—while complying with all ACGME guidelines to maintain the highest standard of quality care.

“This recognition is an attestation to the diligence of our Hospital’s team, which takes pride in providing a safe healing environment while delivering quality care to our patients. Our unwavering standard of excellence sets a precedent for all who come through our doors, to either deliver or receive distinctive quality and compassionate care while healing,” said Saju George, CEO, Garden City Hospital.

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

More than 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. A total of 132 Top Hospitals were selected. Garden City Hospital is among only three hospitals in the State of Michigan to receive the Top Teaching Hospital designation.

To qualify for the distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in their category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals

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Garden City Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, is an award-winning community hospital delivering high-quality comprehensive care at the Main Hospital location, in addition to a second ER at the Westland Community Health Center. In addition to being recognized among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation by Fortune/Merative, the hospital has been ranked nationally for clinical excellence with a 5-Star Overall Quality Award ™ from Healthgrades, Grade A for Hospital Safety from Leapfrog, #2 in the State for Orthopedic Surgery from Healthgrades, and recognized with Five Star Awards for pacemaker procedures, hip fracture treatment, gallbladder removal surgery and treatment of sepsis. Garden City Hospital has earned HFAP certification as a primary stroke center and Gold Plus standing from the American Heart Association, and is a Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center for Hip & Knee Replacement. Garden City Hospital is further
recognized as a revered Top Teaching hospital, offering medical education to students, residents and fellows from across the country. For more information visit www.gch.org.

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