(MONMOUTH, IL | December 4, 2018) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. This is the second year in a row for the recognition.
The Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital watchdog organization.
“We are honored to have once again been named among this elite group of hospitals,” said Patty Luker, President of OSF Holy Family Medical Center. “Being named a Top Hospital is a rewarding reflection of the work our physicians and Mission Partners do, and the exceptional care they provide for those we serve.”
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, OSF Healthcare Holy Family Medical Center received a Top Rural Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
- 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 35 Top General Hospitals
- 17 Top Rural Hospitals
- 53 Top Teaching Hospitals
OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group in Escanaba also received the Top Rural Hospital designation.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates and the hospital’s capacity 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 Healthcare Holy Family Medical Center has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care.
She added, “Providing this level of care to patients in Monmouth and the surrounding communities requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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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. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 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
About OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center is a 23-bed acute/intermediate care, critical access hospital located in the rural farming community of Monmouth, IL. OSF Holy Family provides a broad range of acute care and outpatient services including a variety of specialist, emergency, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging services. The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) also recently recognized the hospital for excellence in quality of care outcomes and President Patty Luker was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as “One of 71 Critical Access Hospital Leaders To Know.” For more information about OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, visit www.osfholyfamily.org.