OSF Facilities Make the Grade for Patient Safety

11/04/2016 - Peoria, Illinois

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The letter grades are designed to provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S.

Two OSF HealthCare facilities, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington and OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, have both accomplished the difficult task of being awarded Straight “A’s” since the inception of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in 2012. They are two of only 72 hospitals out of over 2,600 across the country to attain this honor.

“Protecting patients from harm is one of the most important responsibilities of any hospital,” said Chad Boore, President, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. “By earning straight A’s for patient safety, we can definitively say OSF St. Joseph is one of the safest hospitals in the county. It’s a point of pride for our physicians and staff, but more importantly, it’s assurance for our patients that they are receiving the best care possible.”

“Earning an “A” grade once again from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to the hard work all of our Mission Partners put forth in caring for those who come to us for care,” said Roxanna Crosser, President, OSF St. Mary Medical Center. “It’s a point of pride for our staff, making sure our patients’ safety is always at the forefront of what we do.”

Also earning an “A” are OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Across the country, only 844 hospitals received an “A” grade this fall.

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford were two of 658 hospitals to receive a “B”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see the full grade for all eligible OSF HealthCare facilities, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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