38 Illinois hospitals ace patient safety in new survey

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Apr 18, 2017

More than three dozen Illinois hospitals scored the highest marks for patient safety in the Leapfrog Group’s spring survey.

Leapfrog, a national nonprofit organization that advocates for improvements in health-care quality, safety and transparency, graded 2,639 acute-care hospitals across the country, including 113 in Illinois.

Thirty-eight of those hospitals earned an “A” for patient safety and were in Illinois, which ranked No. 23 nationally in terms of the percentage A-grade hospitals. The lowest grade was a “D,” which Leapfrog gave to four hospitals.

The group determines grades by looking at 30 different patient safety measures related to medical errors, accidents and infections.

“When we launched the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in 2012, our goal was to alert consumers to the hazards involved in a hospital stay and help them choose the safest option. We also hoped to galvanize hospitals to make safety the first priority day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. ”So far, we’ve been pleased with the increase in public awareness and hospitals’ commitment to solving this terrible problem. But we need to accelerate the pace of change, because too many people are still getting harmed or killed.”

Fifteen hospitals in Illinois have earned straight A’s since the biannual survey began in 2012. Those 15 are marked with an asterisk in the following list.

Here are the 38 safest hospitals in Illinois, according to Leapfrog’s latest survey:

1. Advocate BroMenn Medical Center | Normal

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2. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital | Downers Grove*

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3. Advocate Sherman Hospital | Elgin

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4. Alton Memorial Hospital

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5. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale*

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6. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center | La Grange*

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7. AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center | Elk Grove Village

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8. AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center | Hoffman Estates*

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9. Blessing Hospital | Quincy

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10. Centegra Hospital | McHenry*

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11. Centegra Hospital | Woodstock

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12. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital*

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13. Good Samaritan Hospital | Mount Vernon

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14. Graham Hospital | Canton

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15. Harrisburg Medical Center

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16. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital | Breese*

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17. Kishwaukee Hospital | DeKalb

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18. Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

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19. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital | Winfield*

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20. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

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21. OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center | Pontiac

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22. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center | Bloomington*

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23. OSF St. Mary Medical Center | Galesburg*

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24. OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center | Ottawa

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25. Presence Resurrection Medical Center | Chicago

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26. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital | Chicago

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27. Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center | Chicago*

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28. Richland Memorial Hospital | Olney

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29. Riverside Medical Center | Kankakee

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30. Rush Oak Park Hospital

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31. Rush University Medical Center | Chicago*

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32. Rush-Copley Medical Center | Aurora*

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33. Saint Anthony Hospital | Chicago

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34. Silver Cross Hospital | New Lenox

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35. SSM St. Mary’s Hospital | Centralia

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36. UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Peoria

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37. University of Chicago Medical Center*

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38. West Suburban Medical Center | Oak Park*

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Nationwide, 823 earned an A, 706 earned a B, 933 earned a C, 167 earned a D and 10 earned an F; sixty-three hospitals have earned straight A’s since the survey began, according to Leapfrog.

You can find the scores for all 113 Illinois hospitals here. 

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