Two Mercy Hospitals Earn ‘A’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 2, 2015 – Two Mercy Health System hospitals, Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Suburban, both earned ‘A’ grades in the Fall 2015 Leapfrog Group national ratings program, recognizing the hospitals’ strong commitment to patient safety.
“Patient safety is the top priority at our Mercy Health System hospitals and this recognition speaks to our habit of excellence in providing patients with safe and high-quality care,” said Kathy Conallen, senior vice president and CEO of Mercy Health System’s acute care operations. “We are committed to continually improving patient safety and participate in a number of initiatives, such as focusing on early identification of and aggressive treatment of sepsis, falls prevention, hand washing compliance, and medication education, just to name a few.”
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The Leapfrog grade ratings are just one tool that patients can use to give consumers information to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Suburban’s ‘A’ grades are a powerful reminder of Mercy’s commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of their clinicians and staff to protect their patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group.
To see Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Mercy Suburban Hospital’s full scores visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.