Newswise — (Baltimore, MD) – Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Mercy was one of 10 hospitals in Maryland and one of only 4 hospitals in Baltimore to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States. 

The Leapfrog Group is an national non-profit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“At Mercy, it’s our mission to provide quality care in a compassionate setting. Receiving this top grade is yet another testament to Mercy’s long-standing dedication to safeguarding our patients and delivering the best care possible.   Congratulations to our physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, staff, and the Quality & Patient Safety Department for this achievement,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Services.

To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and effort. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 publicly available safety measures to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. Nationwide, 855 hospitals received A grades in the Fall 2018 Leapfrog report.

The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers.

Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated medical facility with a national reputation for women’s health care. For more information, visit Mercy online at; MDMercyMedia on Facebook and Twitter; or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.

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