Lisle, Ill. – Ten AMITA Health hospitals have been awarded “A” grades for the fall 2019 release from The Leapfrog Group, the top safety grade awarded for performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, infections and other patient harm.
By earning “A” grades Leapfrog’s biannual Safety Grade study, the hospitals rank among the safest in the nation. The AMITA Health hospitals are:
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
- AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago
- AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
- AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
- AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago
- AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
- AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee
These hospitals were among 877 hospitals nationwide to earn the top score. AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center has achieved an “A” rating for the past 13 consecutive reporting periods.
“The safety of our patients is always our top priority,” said Dr. Stuart Marcus, AMITA Health executive vice president and chief clinical officer. “We appreciate the trust our patients put in us. The fall 2019 Leapfrog safety grades demonstrate the strong commitment of our physicians, nurses and associates in making certain we’re providing the safest, highest-quality care every day.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level—from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors—and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this ‘A.’”
For more information on the safety performance of individual AMITA Health hospitals and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About AMITA Health
AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Tim Nelson, System Director, Communications and Media Relations, AMITA Health