By David Mittleman

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and Memorial Healthcare in Owosso share the dubious distinction of being penalized for having unacceptable injury rates. Under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, more than two dozen Michigan hospitals will lose 1 percent of all Medicare funding for having high rates of infections, blood clots, bed sores, and other preventable injuries. Although about half of the hospitals are located in Flint and the greater Detroit area, some notable hospitals from all over the state made the list, including Butterworth in Grand Rapids, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and …read more