Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Title
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Earns Sixth Consecutive “A” in Patient Safety from National Watchdog Group
Date
04/27/2016
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The Leapfrog Group Ratings Place Hospital at Top Nationally

Chicago, IL —When a hospital earns an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading patient safety experts, it means the hospital has met rigorous criteria in keeping their patients from experiencing errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The rating is the sixth consecutive “A” Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center has received, highlighting the continuous focus on patient safety.

“The team at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center is thrilled to be recognized for the sixth reporting period in a row by the Leapfrog Group for providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Martin Judd, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center President & CEO.  “Our comprehensive care team is always looking at ways to improve the health and safety of our patients, and the latest “A” Hospital Safety Score is proof of that hard work!”  

The Hospital Safety Score is free to consumers and designed to provide information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a letter grade for each hospital, representing that institution’s overall ability to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in April 2016, with 798 hospitals receiving an “A” grade.

The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review a hospital’s past safety performance alongside the current grade, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in demonstrating consistent improvement.

To see the full score for Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center visit http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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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.

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