The Leapfrog Group has announced its Top Hospitals for 2016, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center has been named to the list for the first time. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the Top Hospital recognition showcases OSF St. Joseph’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
“OSF St. Joseph is blessed with some of the best health care professionals in the country, and the Leapfrog Top Hospital Award is a testimony to that,” said Chad Boore, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center President. “For our community, this distinction means they have access to a local hospital that is in a very elite group nationwide. Our patients can absolutely expect safe, high quality care every time.”
OSF St. Joseph received a Top General Hospital distinction, and was one of only 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes nine Top Children’s Hospitals, 56 Top General Hospitals, 21 Top Rural Hospitals, and 29 Top Teaching Hospitals.
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in the Bloomington-Normal community requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
OSF St. Joseph is also one of only 98 hospitals in the United States to earn an A rating for patient safety every year since the Leapfrog Group began giving letter grades in 2012. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.