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.
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
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