Out of more than 2,000 hospitals surveyed, Mercy Hospital Ada was among fewer than 150 to be named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization.
“This speaks volumes about the care we provide here in southern Oklahoma,” said Terence Farrell, president of Mercy Hospital Ada. “Our team has continued to provide our community with exceptional medical care even in the face of a pandemic. Being named a Top Hospital underlines our dedication to our patients and to each other. We remain rooted in this community and in providing the best medical care possible.”
The Leapfrog Group evaluates hospitals across the country based on more than 30 performance measures, including errors, injuries, accidents and infections, and the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm to their patients.
Out of more than 2,200 hospitals considered for the designation — including children’s, teaching, rural and general hospitals — only 149 earned the Top Hospital nod.
Mercy was one of only two hospitals in the state to be named a Top Hospital. Other Mercy hospitals named Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group include Mercy Hospital Jefferson, Mercy Hospital Joplin, Mercy Hospital South (St. Louis) and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
The Top Hospital honor comes on the heels of Mercy Ada earning an A grade from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety in its Fall 2021 grades. In addition, Mercy Hospital Ada earlier this year was named a 2021 Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group.
“We are pleased to recognize Mercy Hospital Ada as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Ada community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank highest among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.