Independent organization recognizes Mercy for achievements in safety and billing ethics
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has again received an A grade in the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report for keeping patients safe in the hospital. The hospital has received 11 A grades in a row in this semi-annual survey.
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City was one of only 10 hospitals in Oklahoma to earn an A grade from Leapfrog in its list of fall 2022 grades.
In addition, all Mercy hospitals received an A grade for billing ethics from the Leapfrog Group and Money magazine. Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City was the only hospital in Oklahoma City to get the nod for fair billing, highlighting Mercy’s value with low cost and high quality care.
“Our quality and clinical teams are constantly looking at our processes in pursuit of the best possible ways to take care of patients with safety at the forefront of every decision,” said Jim Gebhart, community president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. “Mercy’s foundress Catherine McAuley is famously quoted as saying that we should resolve to do good today and better tomorrow. We are never satisfied with good enough patient care. Receiving this award year after year acknowledges our team’s dedication to getting health care right for our patients.” (story continues below)
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public at HospitalSafetyGrade.org. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns letter grades to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 performance measures, including errors, injuries, accidents, infections and the protocols hospitals have in place to prevent harm to patients.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An A safety grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
The A grade from The Leapfrog Group is in addition to other recent recognitions of safety and quality at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, such as Top 100 Hospital for Consumer Loyalty from NRC Health and Newsweek Best Maternity Hospital.
To see the full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.