Edward Hospital, in Naperville, and Elmhurst Hospital, part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system, each received five stars in the updated Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The ratings are available on CMS’ Hospital Compare website, www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.
Edward and Elmhurst are two of 13 hospitals in the Chicago area and 21 in Illinois to receive five stars. Of the 158 hospitals in Illinois that are rated, there are 48 four-star hospitals, 43 three-star hospitals, 37 two-star hospitals and 9 one-star hospitals.
CMS calculates the star ratings based on 57 quality measures in seven categories: Mortality, readmissions, safety of care, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
Edward-Elmhurst Health, which includes Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals, and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, was recognized in 2019 as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health in the Medium Health Systems category. Edward-Elmhurst is only the third Illinois health system to be recognized as a 15 Top Health System since the program began in 2008.
In addition, Edward and Elmhurst each earned an A in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. Elmhurst is one of only 36 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve an A in every update since Leapfrog began the Hospital Safety Grades in the spring of 2012. To see details of Edward and Elmhurst’s A grades, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
To learn more about patient safety and quality of care at Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.EEHealth.org/patientsafety.