2017 Message from our CEO:
“I am proud of this Patient Safety award as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork, and dedication of our entire staff to protect our patients from harm.”
- John Schon, CEO/Administrator
Dickinson County Healthcare System
“The Best & Safest in the State!”
Dickinson County Healthcare System has been caring for this community for 65 years and we are committed to providing top level healthcare to you and your family.
Our efforts have once again been recognized by The Leapfrog Group when we earned our 10th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade.
One of only 4 Hospitals in the state of Michigan and the only one in the Upper Peninsula to receive “Straight A’s” since the inception of the grade in 2012.
The Economic Alliance of Michigan has called us
“The Best & Safest Hospital the State Has to Offer!”
DCHS has been able to avoid hospital errors, accidents, and infections by ensuring that the following steps are taken every day:
• Improved communication and collaborative work
habits amongst the staff and the Managers
• Better education and discussion with our patients
regarding their medications and discharge instructions
• More efficient medication delivery focusing on
accuracy, quantity, and timing
Just a few of the many steps that have resulted in better and safer patient outcomes. I know patient safety is top priority to the entire DCHS staff and we are proud of Leapfrog acknowledging our hard work. Despite our awards we will not stop striving to be better. Patients now have the confidence of knowing that when visiting DCHS you are being cared for at one of the Safest Hospitals in the State.