State falls to 27 for US ranking of states with highest number of A graded hospitals
CHICAGO – May 10, 2022 – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing hundreds of the nation’s most influential employers and purchasers of health care, and driven in Illinois by the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH), announced the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
The independent grading system assigns letter grades to general hospitals across the US based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
Statewide, 107 hospitals were graded, and 32 earned an A, 24 earned a B, 43 earned a C, seven earned a D, and one hospital earned an F. Leapfrog has assigned letter grades twice annually since spring 2012. Hospitals in Illinois receiving an A:
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
- AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
- AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago
- Blessing Hospital
- Carle Foundation Hospital
- Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
- Graham Hospital
- HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
- Insight Hospital & Medical Center Chicago
- Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
- MacNeal Hospital
- McDonough District Hospital
- Morris Hospital
- Northwest Community Hospital
- Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
- Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
- Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital
- Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
- Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital
- Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital
- OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
- OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center
- Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center dba OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
- Riverside Medical Center
- Rush Copley Medical Center
- Rush Oak Park Hospital
- Rush University Medical Center
- SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
- Silver Cross Hospital
- SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Centralia
- UnityPoint Health - Methodist
- University of Chicago Medical Center
“Hospital safety is now more important than ever,” said Cheryl Larson, MBGH president and CEO. “A hospital’s sustained commitment to patient safety and health care quality saves lives. By using the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, patients and their families can make the best selection for where to seek care.”
MBGH, a non-profit organization representing employer purchasers of health care, and the Leapfrog Group’s Illinois Regional Leader, annually encourages Illinois hospitals to participate in Leapfrog’s online patient safety survey.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated biannually in the fall and in the spring.
“Patients in Illinois deserve to know which hospitals are safest, so they can make an informed decision to protect themselves and their loved ones when seeking care,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We’re excited to celebrate those hospitals that uphold high standards of patient care and Illinois should be proud.”
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
About the Midwest Business Group on Health
Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting employers seeking solutions to better manage the high cost of health care and the health and productivity of their covered populations. Founded in 1980, MBGH offers members leading educational programs, employer-directed research projects, purchasing opportunities and community-based activities that increase the value of health care services and the health benefits they offer to members. MBGH serves over 145 companies who provide benefits to over 4 million lives, with employer members spending more than $15 billion on health care each year. For additional details visit www.mbgh.org and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.