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Published on May 19, 2016

Mercy once again receives an "A" grade for patient safety
Results from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score

Mercy Medical Center has once again earned an "A" grade in the Hospital Safety Score published by The Leapfrog Group. This Spring 2016 grade recognizes Mercy's commitment to patient outcomes and safety as the score is based upon how well hospitals communicate with patients and protect them from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.

Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in April 2016, with 798 hospitals receiving an "A" grade.

The Hospital Safety Score first launched in June 2012. Since then, Mercy has distinguished itself by receiving seven "A" grades. For more information on patient safety scores, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.