Edward Hospital, in Naperville, and Elmhurst Hospital, part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system, each earned an “A” in the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. healthcare system.
Of the 2,571 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, Edward and Elmhurst are two of 798 that earned an A, 639 earned a B, 957 earned a C, 162 earned a D and 15 earned an F.
Elmhurst Hospital was also recognized as one of 153 hospitals to earn the “Straight A since 2013” designation for receiving an A grade the last three years of the Hospital Safety Scores.
The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to U.S. hospitals twice a year. The grades represent a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm, such as errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The Hospital Safety Score is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C. diff and MRSA.
To see details of Edward and Elmhurst’s “A” grades, visit 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.