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Mercy Medical Center named one of nation's safest hospitals

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 18:00:22-05

BALTIMORE — Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation's safest hospitals.

Mercy Medical Center was awarded an “A” in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

Mercy, which also earned Leapfrog’s “A” safety rating in both the Spring and Fall of 2019, is one of six hospitals in Baltimore to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.

The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months.

It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.

The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Mercy was awarded an ‘A’ grade when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To review Mercy’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit