Edward Hospital, in Naperville, and Elmhurst Hospital, part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system, each earned an “A” in the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores, which rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.
Elmhurst Hospital was also recognized as one of only 133 hospitals in the U.S. to earn the “Straight A” designation for receiving an A grade in every update of the twice-annual Hospital Safety Scores, which launched in 2012.
The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. hospitals were assigned scores in the current update: 773, about 31 percent, received an A grade; 724 earned a B; 866 earned a C; 133 earned a D and 34 earned an F.
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. It is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
For more information, including a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades, and to view the list of state rankings, visit http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. To learn more about patient safety and quality of care at Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals, visit www.EEHealth.org/patients-visitors/guide/patient-information/safety.