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Illinois Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Patient Safety Grades Announced

By MBGH Information posted 12 days ago

  

State falls to 28 for US ranking of states with highest number of A graded hospitals

 

CHICAGO – November 16, 2022 – Marking the 10th anniversary of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization representing the nation’s most influential employers and purchasers of health care, driven in Illinois by the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH), announced the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Group has a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

Statewide, 106 hospitals were graded, and 28 earned an A, 25 earned a B, 46 earned a C, six earned a D, and one hospital earned an F. Leapfrog has assigned letter grades twice annually since spring 2012.

Three hospitals in Illinois have earned the distinction of continually being straight A hospitals since 2012:

  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
  • University of Chicago Medical Center

“The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade enables unprecedented transparency, driving improvements and empowering patients for the past decade, which is so important for employers in today’s environment,” said Cheryl Larson, MBGH president and CEO. We are proud to represent hospitals in our community who are prioritizing the safety of their patients. Our hospitals should continue to uphold high standards of patient care and safety to protect and save lives.”

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.

“Full commitment of hospital leadership to safety remains essential,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With transparency, hospitals have made tremendous progress over the last decade across patient safety measures and have the potential to make similar strides over the next 10 years. We congratulate the hospitals in Illinois that have proven their commitment to prioritizing patient safety as this achievement is no easy feat, considering the pandemic’s impact on care.”

For more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

 

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 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 on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for the 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.

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