OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center Named Among Top Hospitals for Third Year in a Row

12/17/2019 - Monmouth, Illinois

OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a distinction it’s achieved for the third consecutive year. 

The Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization focused on health care safety and quality.

“Serving our patients and their families with the greatest care and love in the safest possible setting is a challenge our Mission Partners (employees) embrace every day. This recognition is a rewarding reflection of our hyper vigilance to safety protocols and the high bar we set for the quality experience we strive for every day, with every patient,”  said Jackie Kernan”, president of OSF Holy Family Medical Center.

Kernan added, “We are honored to have once again been named among this elite group of hospitals.”

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, OSF Healthcare Holy Family Medical Center received a Top Rural Hospital distinction, recognized nationally. In 2019, there are 120 Top Hospitals from 28 different states:

  • 18 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 10 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 37 Top General Hospitals
  • 55 Top Teaching Hospitals


Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group in Escanaba also received the Top Rural Hospital designation.

“We are pleased to recognize OSF Holy Family Medical Center as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Monmouth area. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 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) has recognized the hospital for excellence in quality of care. For more information about OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, visit www.osfholyfamily.org.



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