Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City received an A grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, its 8th consecutive A. This is a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. Leapfrog’s Safety Grade assigns an A-F letter grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“While this might be our eighth consecutive A grade, we never want to take for granted this incredible honor and the hundreds of Mercy co-workers pouring themselves into taking care of patients with safety at the heart of everything we do,” said Jim Gebhart, community president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.
“An A safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but those achieving an A grade show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, Leapfrog safety grades use up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign ratings to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice each year. The methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and results are free to the public.
To see Mercy Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City’s other recent awards include 2021 Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group and a 2021 100 Top Hospital recognition by IBM Watson Health.