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Archived photo The emergency entrance to MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena is seen in this July 2023 news archive photo.

ALPENA – MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena scored an A this spring in a safety survey by Washington-based hospital watchdog group Leapfrog.

That’s Alpena Hospital’s second A in a row for the safety assessment, a vast improvement over the grade Leapfrog gave the hospital in the spring of 2023 when Alpena Hospital received a C.

According to Leapfrog, MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena earned the highest score for having nurse staffing plans that ensure there are enough registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and ancillary staff providing direct care to patients in medical, surgical or other departments every day.

Dr. Paul Berg, chief medical officer of MyMichigan Health, the Midland-based owner of Alpena Hospital, said the organization has also worked to prevent problems with patients during treatment.

“Our teams at the Medical Center work incredibly hard to prevent complications and infections in our patients,” Berg said in a statement. “We continuously monitor patients at high risk for developing these. Achieving high marks reflects the results of embedding patient safety in our daily work and maintaining constant focus every day by our teams to provide patients with the best care.”

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