Safety First, People Always is at the forefront of everything we do as we strive to deliver health care that is compassionate, top-quality and safety-focused. One of the many ways we measure our commitment to safety and high-performing whole person care is through the Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grades.
Mercy Hospital is proud to announce we have received an “A” Grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This marks the third time Mercy Hospital has received an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group.
Additional Centura Health hospitals recognized with an “A” Grade include:
- Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital
- Centura-Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
- Centura-Longmont United Hospital
- Centura-Penrose Hospital
- Centura-St. Anthony North Hospital
- Centura-St. Anthony Summit Hospital
- Centura-St. Francis Hospital
- Centura-St. Mary Corwin Hospital
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“At Mercy, our culture is ‘Safety First, People Always,’ which reflects our commitment to providing safe, high-quality, whole person care to all of our patients,” said Patrick Sharp, Mercy Hospital’s CEO. “Receiving this ‘A’ grade is a testament to the incredible work of our caregivers.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Mercy Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.