Rockville Centre, NY – Mercy Medical Center received an “A”—the top grade in patient safety—in the latest Hospital Safety ScoreSM, administered by The Leapfrog Group. Of the more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals assigned scores for spring 2014, only 32% achieved an “A”.
“This latest recognition underscores the superior safety and quality provided at Mercy,” said Mercy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Aaron E. Glatt, MD. “Mercy is proud to be among the six Long Island hospitals that received an ‘A’. Our staff is committed to delivering top quality and excellent patient care to the surrounding communities.”
Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in spring 2014, with about 32% receiving an “A” grade.
Recently, Mercy was ranked a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. Mercy was also named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals in the U.S.” by Becker’s Hospital Review based on its “quality of care and service to the community.” This is in addition to earning the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center. In 2012, Mercy was ranked among the top hospitals in New York state by U.S. News & World Report. Mercy also just earned for the third time the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award.