Elmhurst Hospital was recently named to the annual class of top hospitals for quality and safety by the Leapfrog Group, a national organization of large health care purchasers that promotes improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. this past December.
“We are very pleased to be recognized as one of only 10 hospitals in Illinois to receive this honor,” said Pamela Dunley, President & CEO, Elmhurst Hospital. “This remarkable award further validates our long-term commitment to achieve high-quality care and exceptional patient experiences. Such an honor is truly a reflection of the excellence that exists across Elmhurst Hospital.”
Elmhurst Hospital was one of only 115 facilities in the nation to achieve the Top Hospital Award. The selections were based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s national survey that measures hospitals’ performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality. The survey is the most complete picture available of a hospital’s quality and safety.
“Today, more than ever, public and private health care benefits purchasers are looking at the quality, cost and outcomes of hospitals and physicians as they move to value-based benefit approaches. Such strategies often incorporate small networks of high quality hospitals, with employees incentivized to select these providers. Increasingly, employers are looking to The Leapfrog Group and its Top Hospitals to identify high- performing facilities,” said Larry Boress, Illinois Leapfrog Coordinator, and President and CEO of the Midwest Business Group on Health.
“Elmhurst Hospital could not have achieved this award without the dedication and commitment of our Board, management, physician and nurse leadership, and all our staff who recognize the critical need for maintaining a culture of safety and meeting the quality expectations of our patients and the community,” said Dunley.
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