ARDMORE, Okla. – Mercy Hospital Ardmore has received an A Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for achievements in protecting patients from harm and errors in the hospital.
“Our team of caregivers have worked very hard to make sure we provide topnotch care to our community and this honor is evidence of the high quality of care we provide,” said Daryle Voss, president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore. “Less than a third of hospitals nationwide receive an A grade. This speaks volumes about our commitment to our community.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national watchdog organization, assigns letter grades to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm to their patients.
In Oklahoma, Mercy Hospital Ardmore was one of only 10 hospitals throughout the state to earn an A grade from Leapfrog in the Spring 2022 grades. Mercy Hospital Ada and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, both eligible for Leapfrog grading, also received A grades.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public at hospitalsafetygrade.org. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Mercy Hospital Ardmore for sustained commitment to patient safety day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An A Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
Besides an A grade from The Leapfrog Group, Mercy Hospital Ardmore was recently named a top 100 rural and community hospital in the nation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, an independent, third-party organization that evaluates health care organizations on a multitude of quality related measures, including patient feedback, care and cost.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems and named the top large system in the U.S. for excellent patient experience by NRC Health, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners, and more than 40,000 co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.