Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque received its fifth consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. Spring grades were announced April 12, 2017. Only 823 hospitals were awarded the “A” grade, ranking Mercy among the safest hospitals in the United States. Its fifth consecutive “A”confirms Mercy’s ongoing commitment to protecting patients from errors, injuries, and infections.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.