Lorain Hospital once again was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. This is the second time this year the nationally recognized rating organization has awarded Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital with an ‘A’ grade.
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 prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“The last several months have truly tested the mission of our ministry. A mission that not only prevailed but has thrived through the incredible health care heroes that truly answered their call and cared for our community,” said Edwin Oley, president, Mercy Health – Lorain. “This award is for our associates, who earned this recognition by never wavering from our commitment to the highest-quality, compassionate care available in Lorain County.”
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.
Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.