FIVE-For the tenth consecutive time, Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center was recognized with an ‘A’ grade in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction that recognizes the achievements of hospitals that provide safer health care.
Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns grades A to F to general hospitals nationwide based on more than thirty national performance measures demonstrating the prevention of errors, injuries, accidents. , and infection, as well as the system of area hospitals to prevent injury.
“We are very pleased that St. Rita’s is once again recognized for providing the best care in the country,” said Ronda Lehman, president, Mercy Health – Lima. “Accepting this call signifies our commitment to quality health care. I am very proud and grateful for the hardworking and dedicated staff who have made this possible.
Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital and Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital in Toledo as well as Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati also earned grades.
“An‘ A ’Safety Grade is a huge achievement, which this community should be very proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and staff of Mercy Health – Lima for its commitment to put patients and their safety first, especially during times of trial.”
Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care grades. hospitals twice a year. The Hospital Safety Grade procedure is peer-reviewed and completely transparent, and results are free to the public.
For more information or to access patient tips on staying safe in the hospital, visit https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/ and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
The Leapfrog Group Founded in 2000 by large employers and other buyers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization pushing a movement for the giant leap forward in quality and safety in American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and clearly report hospital and ASC performance, empowering buyers to find the highest cost care. and provides consumers with the life-saving information they need to make informed decisions. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other flagship initiative, provides letter marks to hospitals based on their patient safety record, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from of errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.