ADA, Okla. (April 29, 2021) – Mercy Hospital Ada received an A grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, its third consecutive A. This is a national distinction recognizing the hospital’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.
The Leapfrog Hospital 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.
“Even in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, our team of caregivers continues to deliver quality care,” said Terence Farrell, president of Mercy Hospital Ada. “This speaks to the fact that we are very focused on making sure our community has the best in medical care and that quality and safety are our top priority.”
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.
“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.”
To see Mercy Hospital Ada’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
Mercy Hospital Ada was also recently recognized as a top rural hospital by The Leapfrog Group, as well as awarded the 2021 Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek.