West Town Hospital One of Only Three Teaching Facilities Honored in Illinois
Chicago, Ill. — The Leapfrog Group announced today that Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s a Top Teaching Hospitals for 2017. Only three Illinois hospitals were honored with the distinction.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., this recognition showcases Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
“We’re incredibly proud to have received this distinction from The Leapfrog Group,” said Martin Judd, president and CEO of the medical center. “This recognizes the safe and high-quality care our physicians, nurses and associates work hard to bring our community each and every day.”
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center was one of only 29 Top Teaching Hospitals in the nation recognized by The Leapfrog Group in 2017. Overall, 115 hospitals were recognized in several categories. The rigorous standards used to determine exceptional hospitals are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Teaching Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care.”
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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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.
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.