Mercy Health hospitals across Ohio were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring  Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing these hospitals’ achievements providing safer health care.

These hospitals include:

  • The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati
  • Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima
  • Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital in Toledo.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital performs in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Receiving Leapfrog’s ‘A’ designation demonstrates a tenacious commitment to health care excellence by the clinicians, staff and administrators at these Mercy Health hospitals,” said Andrea Mazzoccoli, Chief Nurse and Quality Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health. “In the midst of a pandemic, ensuring the safety of all we serve, while providing expert, high-quality care, was the responsibility of every single Mercy Health associate. Congratulations to the teams at these three Mercy Health hospitals on their outstanding achievement.”

“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 [our A hospitals] 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 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.