Edward Hospital, in Naperville, and Elmhurst Hospital, part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system, each earned an A in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades. Elmhurst Hospital is one of only 32 hospitals in the U.S. and five in Illinois to achieve an A in every update since Leapfrog began the Hospital Safety Grades in 2012.
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety. Leapfrog uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign an A, B, C, D or F grade twice a year to 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“The Leapfrog recognition is a confirmation of the commitment to safety and quality that are deeply rooted in the day-to-day operations of Edward-Elmhurst Health and care provided by our nurses, doctors and staff,” says Mary Lou Mastro, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “These A grades should reassure our community that Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, our physician offices and outpatient locations are safe to visit.”
In addition, Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital each received five stars in the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
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.