Elmhurst Hospital’s straight-A streak continues in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

April 29, 2021
Elmhurst-Hospital Elmhurst Hospital earned an A in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades. Elmhurst Hospital is one of only 27 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve straight A’s since the Hospital Safety Grades began in 2012.

Edward Hospital in Naperville earned a B. Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals are part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system. To see details of both hospitals’ grades, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org

“The Leapfrog straight A’s certainly are a testament to the dedication and professionalism of our nurses, physicians and staff,” says Pamela Dunley, President & CEO, Elmhurst Hospital. “The commitment to safety is our priority, it’s something that’s ingrained in our culture.”

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Leapfrog uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog Group’s grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

The extension of Elmhurst Hospital’s straight-A streak in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades is one of several honors, awards and recognitions related to quality and safety achieved by Edward-Elmhurst Health over the last year:

For the third year in a row, Fortune/IBM Watson Health named Edward-Elmhurst Health one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems (2021).

For the second year in a row, Fortune/IBM Watson Health named Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital to its list of 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. Elmhurst Hospital was ranked No. 1 and Edward Hospital was ranked No. 7 in the Large Community Hospitals category (2021).

Elmhurst Hospital achieved redesignation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (2020). Its original designation was in 2015.

Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Departments were named 2020 recipients of the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. Edward is one of only two hospitals in the country to be honored four times (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020). This is Elmhurst Hospital’s first Lantern Award.

Edward-Elmhurst Health was named among the “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems in the country by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (2020).

To learn more about patient safety and quality of care at Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.EEHealth.org/about-us/awards.