Mercy Hospital Ardmore was among only 832 hospitals nationally awarded an A from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.
The designation recognizes Mercy’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
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.
“I simply cannot thank our Mercy Ardmore co-workers enough for their exemplary service to our communities,” said Daryle Voss, president, Mercy Hospital Ardmore. “This has been a fabulous year for our hospital, as we have received numerous awards. To be acknowledged for our efforts is a testament to our dedication and love for those we serve.”
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade recognizes hospitals that focus on advancing patient safety.
Mercy Hospital Ardmore’s awards include: Joint Center Advanced Certification for the Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program, awarded Watson Health Top 15 Health System 2018, selected as a Pathway Designated American Nurses Credentialing Center, and awarded four star quality rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Mercy Ardmore also added another award to the list. For the 3rd year in a row, Mercy Ardmore has also been named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics. With around 2,100 hospitals qualifying in this less than 200 bed category, this ranking places Mercy Ardmore in the 95th percentile amongst this grouping.
“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.