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These Are the 43 Illinois Hospitals Ranked Among Safest in the Country: Report

Of the 50 states, Illinois ranked 13th in the nation

Illinois is home to 43 of the safest hospitals in the nation, according to a new report from a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

The Leapfrog Group, founded in 2000, produces a report twice a year that lists the safest hospitals in the country by analyzing 27 different "measures" of approximately 2,600 hospitals across the United States.

Those measures include number of infections in patients, problems in surgery, practices like computerized medication ordering, hospital leadership and more.

Based on those metrics, the group assigns each hospital an "A" through "F" letter grade for how safe they are for patients. The most recent report, released Thursday, gave 43 of Illinois' hospitals an "A" grade (see the list below).

Of the 50 states, Illinois ranked 13th in the nation, moving up from 15th in the spring ranking, for percentage of hospitals receiving that highest "A" mark: 39.09 percent.

Leapfrog assessed a total of 110 hospitals in Illinois, giving only two and "F" grade.

Mount Sinai Hospital and South Shore Hospital in Chicago received an "F" grade, though both told the Chicago Tribune the rating was related to their decision to not submit data to the ranking group.

You can read the entire study and find detailed scores of each individual hospital on Leapfrog's website here.

  1. University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
  2. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago 
  3. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
  4. Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago
  5. NorthShore University HealthSystem- Evanston Hospital
  6. NorthShore University HealthSystem- Skokie Hospital
  7. MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn
  8. Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park
  9. Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago
  10. NorthShore University HealthSystem- Highland Park Hospital
  11. Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
  12. Presence St. Mary's Hospital
  13. Riverside Medical Center
  14. NorthShore University HealthSystem- Glenbrook Hospital
  15. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  16. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst
  17. Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox
  18. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks, Glendale Heights
  19. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
  20. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
  21. Edward Hospital, Naperville
  22. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield
  23. Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana
  24. OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana
  25. Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora
  26. Centegra Hospital, McHenry
  27. Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora
  28. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital- Elgin
  29. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva
  30. Centegra Hospital Huntley
  31. Morris Hospital, Morris
  32. SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital- Mount Vernon
  33. St. Mary's Hospital of Decatur
  34. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
  35. SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Centralia
  36. Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon
  37. HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese
  38. HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield
  39. HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, O'Fallon
  40. Graham Hospital, Canton
  41. OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center
  42. OSF St. Mary Medical Center
  43. McDonough District Hospital
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