SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The Leapfrog Group has released its latest grades for hospitals across the nation. Mercy Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Lebanon, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Mercy Hospital Washington and Mercy Hospital Independence were all awarded “A” grades based on preventable medical errors, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
“This latest honor is the result of the excellent work each Mercy co-worker invests in our ministry each day,” said Jon Swope, president and CEO of Mercy Springfield Communities. “We will not rest as we strive to bring even better care to our patients in the future.”
The Leapfrog grade follows several accolades that show Mercy is honoring its commitment to getting health care right.
Mercy Hospital Springfield’s high quality, ethics, and value were also what led Walmart to name it as one of three Centers of Excellence for spine care. Walmart associates from miles away will be able to come to Mercy Hospital Springfield for spine care with no out-of-pocket expense. Walmart will even pay for travel and lodging for the patient and a loved one.
To see a complete list of Leapfrog’s latest hospital grades, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a grade that reflects a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe.