For the third straight year, Mercy Regional Medical Center of Lorain has received the Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award.
The award was presented on Aug. 2 in a ceremony that included leadership and staff in the main lobby of the hospital located at 3700 Kolbe Road.
Alicia Carroll, Associate Quality Solutions Director for Healthgrades, presented the award to Ed Oley, President and CEO of the Mercy Health Lorain Region, who said the award represents the commitment, care and compassion evinced by hospital staff to all in the community.
Healthgrades has also awarded Mercy with five star recognition in 2017 in three other areas: treatment of heart attacks, treatment of heart failure and treatment of pneumonia.
The Patient Safety Excellence Award is based on 14 patient safety indicators analyzed by Healthgrades. Each represents a serious, potentially preventable complication. To be eligible for the award, a hospital must meet clinical quality thresholds and have zero occurrences of foreign objects left during a surgery or procedure.