All Five of Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Hospitals Achieve an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

Mercy Health’s five area hospitals – Anderson Hospital, Clermont Hospital, Fairfield Hospital, West Hospital and The Jewish Hospital - were among the 832 to which Leapfrog awarded an “A” for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

“I congratulate each and every nurse, physician and staff member working in our hospitals on earning the best possible safety grade. Providing the highest quality care is always your goal and I appreciate all the hard work you do continually to achieve excellence on behalf our patients,” said Mike Garfield, Mercy Health – Cincinnati CEO and Senior Vice President.

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Mercy Health – Cincinnati for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.” 

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see the full grade for Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s hospitals and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.  

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. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 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.