GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — According to a news release Mercy Health Saint Mary’s was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting on December 3 in Arlington, Virginia. Leapfrog is a national organization that measures safety, quality, and affordability.
“We are honored to be distinguished as a 2013 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group,” said Bill Manns, President of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. “This award recognizes the quality care and dedication our staff bring to our patients and community each day. I sincerely thank them for their work and expertise that have garnered us this recognition from The Leapfrog Group as one of only 90 in the nation.” (55 were urban hospitals; 22 rural; and 13 children’s)
“The field of hospitals’ considered for this year’s elite Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction was more competitive than ever. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. If my family or friends needed care, I’d be comfortable sending them to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s,” said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s was selected as a Top Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The list includes 22 Top Rural Hospitals, 55 Top Urban Hospitals and 13 Top Children’s Hospitals. Hospitals reaching this achievement include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, children’s hospitals, and community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban settings. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors. The results of the survey are posted on a website http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp open to patients and families, the public, employers and other purchasers of health care.