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Mercy Hospital Of Folsom Named To Leapfrog’s “Top Hospitals” List Honored Hospitals Set Standard In Safety And Quality


Widely cited as the nation’s most competitive hospital quality award, the Top Hospitals designation recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like heart bypass surgery, and reducing readmissions for patients being treated for conditions like pneumonia and heart attack.

“Mercy Hospital of Folsom is extremely gratified to be named to Leapfrog’s ‘Top Hospitals’ list,” said Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom. “This honor acknowledges the tremendous work being done here at Mercy Folsom to excel in safety, quality and efficiency to ensure the delivery of the best possible care for our patients.”

Mercy Hospital of Folsom, a 106-bed community hospital serving the communities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park and Granite Bay, was recently named one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care" by Healthgrades and was recognized by the Joint Commission as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Mercy Hospital of Folsom has also received five-star distinctions from Healthgrades for overall orthopedic services, joint replacement (total), knee replacement, hip fracture treatment, stroke, sepsis and prostatectomy.

The 2013 Top Hospitals list was closely culled from a record number of 1,324 hospitals voluntarily participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. While several agencies and organizations collect and publicize hospital quality data, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey sets the highest bar for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. The survey provides the most comprehensive picture of how patients fare, what resources are used to care for patients and how management promotes safety and quality. To qualify for this honor, eligible hospitals must also earn an “A” from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals based on expert analysis of infections, injuries and medical errors. 

Demonstrating the highest standards in quality of care and resource use, Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. This year’s list includes more than 40 hospitals receiving the award for the first time, including Mercy Hospital of Folsom.

See the complete list of 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospitals and the survey results for all participating hospitals. The site is open to patients and families, the public, and employers and other purchasers of health care.

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