Mercy Health – St. Rita Medical Center Received an “A” Grade Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

LIMA — For the tenth consecutive time, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has received an “A” grade in the Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national honor recognizing these hospitals’ achievements in safer healthcare.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national monitoring organization, rates general hospitals across the country from A to F based on more than thirty national performance measures reflecting the prevention of errors, injuries, accidents and infections. , as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“We are extremely pleased that St. Rita’s is once again recognized for providing the best care in the country,” said Ronda Lehman, President of Mercy Health – Lima. “Receiving this designation signifies our commitment to quality health care. I am so proud and grateful for the dedicated and dedicated staff who make this possible.

Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital and Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital in Toledo as well as Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati also earned A grades.

“An ‘A’ safety rating is a tremendous achievement, one that this community should be extremely proud of,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the management and staff of Mercy Health – Lima for their commitment to putting patients and their safety first, especially during these difficult times.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice a year . The Hospital Safety Grade methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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The Leapfrog Group Founded in 2000 by major employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national, nonprofit organization leading a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) survey transparently collect and report hospital and ASC performance, enabling buyers to find the highest value care and giving consumers the insights vital information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other core initiative, assigns grades to hospitals based on their patient safety record, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from mistakes, injuries, accidents and infections.