Safest Hospitals In Illinois: Full List – Patch.com

Thirty-two Illinois hospitals received an A in hospital safety, according to new grades released by The Leapfrog Group on Tuesday.

The hospital safety grades are released by the nonprofit group twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. The grades released on Tuesday showed that five states — Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Idaho — showed significant improvement since the safety grades were first implemented in 2012.

Illinois was not among the “most improved states,” and in fact, was among eight states with hospitals that received an “F” grade, alongside California, Washington D.C., Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee.

“Errors and infections in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in America, and people deserve to know which of their hospitals are best at preventing them,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, said in a press release.

Medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections are taken into account by Leapfrog when calculating the grades. The goal of the rankings is to determine a patient’s risk of further injury or infection if they visit a certain hospital.

Leapfrog assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the United States. Leapfrog explains that the safety grade includes 27 measures that are taken together to produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The group uses performance measures from a variety of sources, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (You can read more about the letter grades here.)

Here are the Illinois hospitals that received an A:

  1. Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville
  2. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
  3. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  4. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
  5. AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  6. AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  7. Centegra Hospital, McHenry
  8. Edward Hospital, Naperville
  9. Elmurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst
  10. Harrisburg Medical Center, Harrisburg
  11. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham
  12. Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park
  13. McDonough District Hospital, Macomb
  14. Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
  15. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest
  16. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield
  17. Northwest Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva
  18. Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb
  19. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington
  20. OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
  21. Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center d/b/a OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa
  22. Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights
  23. Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago
  24. Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago
  25. Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee
  26. Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora
  27. Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park
  28. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  29. Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox
  30. St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley
  31. University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
  32. West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park

Click here to see how every Illinois hospital was ranked.

Leapfrog notes that of the 2,632 hospitals graded in Tuesday’s update, 832 earned an “A,” 662 a “B,” 964 a “C,” 159 a “D” and 15 an “F.”

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Safest Hospitals In Illinois: Full List – Patch.com

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