St. Rita’s nationally recognized with an ‘A’ safety grade


LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center was awarded an A in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center’s achievements providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“While this has been a difficult time in our country and in our community, the health care heroes at St. Rita’s have continued to mindful of our calling to improve the health and wellness of the communities and to make lives better – mind, body and spirit,” said Mercy-Health Lima President Ronda Lehman. “Receiving this rating that puts this team among the nation’s best during a time of crises is further proof of this team’s commitment to delivering the absolute highest quality of care to our community.”

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