Published on November 19, 2018

Mercy Receives “A” and “B” Grades for Patient Safety

Leapfrog Fall 2018 APhiladelphia, PA (November 9, 2018): The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has announced that Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald received an “A” and Nazareth Hospital received a “B” for their commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients for the fall of 2018.

“We are honored to have earned these grades for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group for our three hospitals,” said Susan Croushore, Mercy President and CEO. “We always strive for clinical excellence and this recognition conveys our dedication to patient safety while providing high-quality, people-centered care.”

Leapfrog Fall 2018 B“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, The Leapfrog Group President and CEO. “Each and every employee of these hospitals deserves thanks and congratulations for achieving these safety grades.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see the full grades, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.