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St. Mary Mercy Hospital Earns an "A" for Patient Safety in Latest Update of the Hospital Safety Score
Start Date
05/23/2013
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St. Mary Mercy Livonia received an ‘A’ grade for patient safety in latest update of the Hospital Safety Score. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, administers the scores. The spring Hospital Safety Scores were announced early May.

The distinction is the third “A” the hospital received for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, who began awarding letter grades following 2011 data submission and again for 2012. St. Mary Mercy Hospital has participated in the Leapfrog survey for several years.

The scores, ranging from A, B, C, D or F, are awarded based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor are among the hospitals in the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score.

“The recognition reflects our continued commitment to patient safety,” said David Spivey, president and CEO, St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

To research St. Mary Mercy Livonia scores as they compare nationally and among other hospitals in the county, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

“At St. Mary Mercy Hospital, our goal is to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time,” said Debbie Karabatakis, Director, Clinical Quality, Patient Safety and Risk. “The Hospital Safety Score speaks highly of our clinicians and associates who demonstrate diligence, attention, and critical thinking in making patient safety a priority.”

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