Thirty-seven Illinois hospitals got the highest grade for patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Group assessment. Leapfrog, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, grades acute-care hospitals across the country twice annually on 30 patient safety measures. The assessment does not include children’s hospitals.
“Congratulations to Carle Foundation Hospital on this designation and recognition,” commented Rep. Brad Halbrook, who’s district residents in the Champaign County area are served by Carle Foundation Hospital.
Of the 107 Illinois hospitals included in the current survey, 37 earned an A. Among those, 11 have received A grades for the past five years:
• Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
• Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana)
• Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
• Loyola Medicine Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (Melrose Park)
• Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield)
• OSF St. Joseph Medical Center (Bloomington)
• OSF St. Mary Medical Center (Galesburg)
• Rush Copley Medical Center (Aurora)
• Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)
• University of Chicago Medical Center (Chicago)
• West Suburban Medical Center (Oak Park)
Nationally, Illinois is No. 15 this spring, up from No. 26 in fall 2017. Leapfrog calculates national rankings based on the percentage of A’s in each state. Leapfrog includes only hospitals that respond to its surveys. If a hospital does not have enough data available for all the measures in the survey, it is excluded from the report.
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