OSF Holy Family Earns Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

12/03/2015 - Monmouth, Illinois

For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named OSF Holy Family Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals. This coveted and respected recognition showcases OSF Holy Family Medical Center’s commitment to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.

Patty Luker, CEO at OSF Holy Family states, “We are very proud of the recognition that Leapfrog has given to OSF Holy Family Medical Center.  This is a very big honor to be recognized as 1 of only 24 Rural Hospitals in the nation and the only Rural hospital in Illinois to receive this award.  Our commitment to providing the very safest environment for our patients is our main goal.  Our dedication and work towards this goal was recognized by Leapfrog with this award.  By providing a safe environment for our patients to receive their care, we are ensuring that they also receive the highest quality care.  I am very proud of every Mission Partner that works at OSF Holy Family Medical Center.  It is through their daily mindful efforts focusing on safety that we have been able to be recognized.  This award should remind the Community that at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, we are committed to their safety”.

OSF Holy Family Medical Center was one of 98 Top Hospitals recognized and selected from hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The list includes:

  • 24 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 62 Top Urban Hospitals
  • 12 Top Children’s Hospitals

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, OSF Holy Family Medical Center has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in Monmouth. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians of OSF Holy Family Medical Center whose efforts achieved these results.”

The Top Hospital award is given to urban, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology

To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2015 Top Hospital, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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