ST. LOUIS – Fall safety report cards are in and Mercy Hospital St. Louis is a “Straight A” hospital, having earned an A grade seven consecutive times.
The Leapfrog Group released its fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades, which score hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. More than 2,600 U.S. general acute-care hospitals were assigned scores and only 832 received an A (32 percent of those surveyed).
“I’m incredibly proud of our co-workers for achieving yet another national recognition for outstanding quality of care,” said Steve Mackin, Mercy Hospital St. Louis president. “Further proof patients can count on Mercy to deliver on our promise.”
“We’re always focused on providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Keith Starke, Mercy chief quality officer. “The work done by our co-workers to earn top grades for quality is critical to our patients and noticed by organizations such as Leapfrog that rank hospitals across the country.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. It is updated every six months, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Using 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety, The Leapfrog Group calculated a numerical score for all eligible hospitals in the U.S. The numerical score was then converted into one of five letter grades: A, B, C, D or F. Read more about Leapfrog scoring here.
Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named a 100 Top Hospital and a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics for two consecutive years. In addition, Mercy was named a Truven Health 15 Top Health System in both 2016 and 2017.