HealthGrades Clinical Quality Ratings
Two DMC hospitals – DMC Huron Valley-Sinai and DMC Sinai-Grace -- are ranked among the top five percent in the nation for clinical quality by the health-care rating organization HealthGrades. Only 270 hospitals across the U.S. earned the 2009 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The winning hospitals collectively had a 27 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate and an eight percent lower risk-adjusted inpatient complication rate for Medicare patients. If all hospitals met the performance of these DMC hospitals, 152,666 lives would have been saved between 2005 and 2007.
Huron Valley-Sinai received the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award (2008) and three other DMC hospitals – DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and Sinai-Grace received HealthGrades’ Stroke Care Excellence Award for 2007. Also recognized were Harper for Gastrointestinal Care and Pulmonary Care and Sinai-Grace for Critical Care.