Mercy Hospital Fort Scott Receives an A for Patient Safety

April 12, 2017

Mercy Hospital Fort Scott has earned The Leapfrog Group’s prestigious A rating for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

According to today’s announcement from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott earned top marks nationally with the A rating for Patient Safety in spring 2017. Hospital Safety Grades assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.

“This honor reflects our dedication and commitment to providing quality care to our patients in the safest way possible,” said Brenda Stokes, RN and Mercy Executive Director Quality Assurance/ Risk/ HIM. “Our A rating affirms the emphasis we put on ensuring our community has access to the best healthcare possible. Our physicians, clinical staff and support staff strive to deliver safe, quality, evidence-based care to every patient, every time.”

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group explained, “Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the country. That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an A Safety Grade.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Mercy Hospital Fort Scott’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

Dr. John Fox, Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician

Dr. John Fox, Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician

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