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      DCHS receives high safety grade

      The Dickinson County Healthcare System Hospital in Iron Mountain has received good news about safety at their facility.

      The Michigan Hospital Association has awarded them with a safety grade of "A." The hospital says it's following what's called the Keystone Initiatives. The initiatives deal with the quality of prevention of infections and diseases.

      "It's been a really good year between Leapfrog giving us an "A" rating," says CEO John Schon. "There's only about 19 percent of the hospitals within 200 miles of us that received that rating. We're the only one in the Upper Peninsula that received that rating."

      This is the sixth consecutive rating DCHS has received from the Michigan Hospital Association.