Mercy Hospital Lebanon has once again received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for achievements in protecting patients from harm and errors in the hospital.
“I think this score tells our community that their hometown hospital is not only staffed with friends and neighbors who are committed to caring for them – those same people are also providing the highest-quality care,” said Nicki Gamet, administrator of Mercy Hospital Lebanon. “Whether you have an emergency, are having a baby or need cancer care, we’re here for you.”
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.
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.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Mercy Hospital Lebanon for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
The A grade from The Leapfrog Group is in addition to other recent recognitions of safety and quality at Mercy Hospital Lebanon, including a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
To see Mercy Hospital Lebanon’s full grade details, visit Hospital Safety Grade.