Mercy Hospital Earns 7th Consecutive A Grade for Patient Safety

May 16, 2019

Mercy Hospital Washington was among only 832 hospitals nationally awarded an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The national nonprofit ratings group recognizes hospital commitment to patient safety. This is the seventh consecutive 'A' grade for Mercy Hospital Washington.

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The designation recognizes Mercy’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Mercy Hospital Jefferson and Mercy Hospital St. Louis were also among the  area hospitals that received the ‘A’ grade.

The Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm among patients in their care. Those scores were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit patient safety advocate.

"The teams who work here every day continue to provide compassionate, high quality care to our patients," said Eric Eoloff, president, Mercy Hospital Washington. "Through this consistency of quality and service, we honor the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy before us who instructed us to give nothing but our best to those who entrust themselves to our care."

Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade recognizes hospitals that focus on advancing patient safety.

“Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. Results are free to the public.

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