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

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

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



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    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