Mercy Jefferson receives A grade from Leapfrog Group

(Festus/Crystal City) How do you know whether a hospital is providing safe care? One trusted measure comes from the Leapfrog group, an independent organization that evaluates and grades hospitals for patient safety.

Leapfrog just released their latest hospital safety grades, and Mercy Hospital Jefferson earned another A rating.

Not only that, Leapfrog and Money magazine have recognized Mercy Jefferson and the entire health system for its billing ethics.

Alisyn Beffa is the chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at Mercy Jefferson. She says this is the 4th consecutive A grade the hospital has received.

We asked Beffa what the Leapfrog group measures.

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