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Ten Illinois Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s 2016 Top Hospital Award for Patient Safety

By MBGH Information posted 12-09-2016 16:29


CHICAGO – Dec. 6, 2016 – The Leapfrog Group announced today that ten Illinois have been named to its 2016 list of Top Hospitals, which honors the highest performing facilities on the Leapfrog Hospital Patient Safety Survey. The winning facilities will be officially recognized at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting on December 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

“Today, more than ever, public and private health care benefits purchasers are looking at the quality, cost and outcomes of hospitals and physicians as they move to value-based benefit approaches,” said Larry Boress, Illinois Leapfrog leader and president and CEO of the Midwest Business Group on Health. “Such strategies often incorporate small networks of high quality hospitals, with employees incentivized to select these providers. Increasingly, employers are looking to The Leapfrog Group and its Top Hospitals to identify high- performing facilities.”

This year, 115 Top Hospitals are being honored. Of those, nine were recognized as Top Children’s Hospitals, 56 have been named Top General Hospitals, 21 were named Top Rural Hospitals, and 29 were named Top Teaching Hospitals.

In Illinois, the following hospitals were recipients of the Top Hospital Award:

Hospital Category
AMITA Health Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates, IL Top General
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL Top Children's
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, IL Top General
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL Top General
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL Top General
Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Ctr., Chicago, IL Top Teaching
Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL Top Rural
Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, IL Top General
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora, IL Top Teaching
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL Top Teaching


“Hospitals that receive the Top Hospital distinction have demonstrated excellence at providing safe and high quality care,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize that staff throughout the entire hospital share this commitment and congratulate every person who contributed to their hospital’s success.”

The Top Hospital award is given to teaching, general, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospitals Methodology. This includes infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit

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 in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

About the Midwest Business Group on Health With more than 130 member organizations, the Midwest Business Group on Health is one of the nation’s leading non-profit business groups of large, self-insured public and private employers serving as a source for leading health benefit professionals and a catalyst for community initiatives to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of the health care delivery system. MBGH is a founding member of the National Business Coalition on Health. Follow on Twitter: @MidwestBGH

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