SPRINGFIELD — The Leapfrog Group has named Mercy Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals.
This coveted and respected recognition showcases the hospital’s commitment to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest-quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike, said Daniel Moen, president and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System. “This recognition from the Leapfrog Group underscores the efforts of Mercy Medical Center’s dedicated clinical team and support staff and their commitment to providing the right care, at the right time, in every patient encounter.”
Mercy Medical Center was one of 98 Top Hospitals selected from hospitals participating in 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 established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.
“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay, and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, Mercy Medical Center has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency, and provides exemplary care for families and patients in Greater Springfield. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians of Mercy Medical Center, whose efforts achieved these results.”