New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety. Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades in order to provide a complete picture of patient safety.
This spring, six OSF HealthCare facilities have achieved an ‘A’ grade:
- OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria
- OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana
- OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Evergreen Park
- OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa
- OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
- OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, Alton
Additionally, two OSF HealthCare facilities have achieved a ‘B’ grade:
- OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington
- OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford
“Despite the unprecedented challenges that surround us, our Mission Partners have demonstrated a continued commitment to patient safety,” said Bob Sehring, CEO OSF HealthCare. “We are extremely proud of our Mission Partners today and always.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
The study only includes hospitals of a certain size and treating a minimum number of specific conditions; therefore, some OSF HealthCare facilities were excluded from the ratings.
To see the full grade for all eligible OSF HealthCare facilities, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.