When it comes to protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, Mercy Hospital Lebanon has earned an “A” grade. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog, releases the scores to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“This ‘A’ grade comes after a lot of diligent work by our entire team,” said Mike Gillen, president of Mercy Hospital Lebanon. “We know providing safe, effective care takes effort from all of our co-workers. This grade is good news for our entire community.”
The Hospital Safety Score uses 29 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce letter grades for more than 2,500 hospitals. “As patients begin to take a more active role in selecting where to receive health care, it has never been more important to focus on hospital safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “The ‘A’ hospitals, including Mercy Hospital Lebanon, are helping us raise the standards of health care nationwide. We offer our congratulations and hope the hospital will continue to strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence in patient safety.”