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How Illinois Hospitals Fared in National Safety Ranking

Of the 15 hospitals nationwide that received failing grades, one was in Illinois

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    How Illinois Hospitals Fared in National Safety Ranking

    Illinois hospitals rank 26th nationwide when it comes to avoiding medical errors, injuries and infections, a new report released Tuesday finds. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017)

    Illinois hospitals rank 26th nationwide when it comes to avoiding medical errors, injuries and infections, a new report released Tuesday finds.

    Some 2,630 hospitals across 50 states were assigned letter grades based on a range of patient safety measures and ranked based on their percentage of “A” hospitals, according to Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization.

    In Illinois, the number of hospitals with "A" rankings dropped from 45 last year to 30 this year. Of the 15 hospitals nationwide that received failing grades, one was in Illinois: Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago. In addition, one Illinois hospital received a "D" grade: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park.

    Illinois hospitals with "A" grades are listed below.

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    The biannual 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report shows the safety grades of hospitals in five states — Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Idaho — have improved significantly since Leapfrog first issued grades in 2012. Rhode Island had the most dramatic improvement, jumping from 50th in 2012 to No. 1 in the fall of 2017.

    "What we've learned is that transparency has a real impact on patient safety. By making the Hospital Safety Grades public, we've galvanized major changes in these states and many communities," Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder said in a press release.

    Leapfrog gave 159 hospitals "D" grades and 15 hospitals received failing marks. Hospitals with "F" grades are located in California, Washington, D.C, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee.

    Over 800 hospitals earned an “A” grade, with the highest percentages found in Rhode Island, Maine, Hawaii, Idaho and Virginia. The five states with the lowest percentage of A-grade hospitals are North Dakota, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland and New York.

    The evolution system factors in medical errors, infections and injuries, data provided to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Hospital Association and voluntarily to Leapfrog. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, the group said.

    Illinois Hospitals With "A" Grades:

    Advocate Condell Medical Center
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
    AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
    AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
    AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
    Centegra Hospital- McHenry
    Edward Hospital
    Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
    Harrisburg Medical Center
    HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese
    Loyola Gottleib Memorial Hospital
    McDonough District Hospital
    Northwest Community Hospital
    Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
    Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
    Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
    Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
    OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
    OSF St. Mary Medical Center
    Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center d/b/a OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center
    Palos Community Hospital
    Presence Resurrection Medical Center
    Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
    Riverside Medical Center
    Rush Copley Medical Center
    Rush Oak Park Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center
    Silver Cross Hospital
    St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital
    St. Margaret's Hospital
    University of Chicago Medical Center
    West Suburban Medical Center

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