Presence Health
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Two Chicago Presence Health Hospitals Earn “A” Grades for Patient Safety from Independent Hospital Watchdog The Leapfrog Group
Date
10/31/2017
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Chicago, Ill. – When it comes to patient safety, two Chicago Presence Health hospitals are at the top of the class, both earning an “A” on the fall 2017 Hospital Safety Score. The elite national ratings program, administered by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, grades hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Presence Health hospitals that earned an “A” grade are:

  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center – Chicago, Ill.
  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) – Chicago, Ill.
    • Note: This “A” grade for PSMEMC makes nine consecutive A’s over four years.

The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information to use for protecting themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“We are proud of the dedication and collaboration among our talented clinicians and associates to keep a laser focus on patient safety. The Leapfrog Group is well-respected within the health care industry and the “A” score is recognition of the high quality, compassionate care Presence Health delivers to our patients every day,” said Presence Health President and CEO Michael Englehart.

Ratings are developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score. The score represents a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. 2,639 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in in the latest report, with only 823 hospitals receiving an “A” grade.

Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score has previously said, “The ‘A’ grade is a powerful reminder of a hospital’s commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of Presence Health clinicians and staff to protect patients. Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that will pull out all the stops to keep them safe, and we urge all “A” hospitals to preserve and renew your commitment to safety year after year.

To see the full scores, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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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. Hospital Safety Score, 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.

About Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center is a premier medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes the Presence Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Presence Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Presence Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in behavioral health, cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics and primary care.

About Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Presence Resurrection Medical Center is an award-winning 354-bed teaching hospital located on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The medical center is a certified Primary Stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center, offering a wide range of advanced outpatient and inpatient services. Services of note include a cardiology and cardiovascular and open-heart surgery, neurosciences, cancer treatment and physical rehabilitation. Part of Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, the medical center’s large service area includes O'Hare International Airport.

About Presence Health
Presence Health is one of the largest Catholic health systems in Illinois, providing compassionate care to over 4 million people. With over 150 sites of care including 10 hospitals, over 15,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.

 
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