MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 29, 2014) – Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital have again received “A” hospital safety scores from The Leapfrog Group, a respected, independent industry watchdog.
The Hospital Safety Score rates how well a hospital protects patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.
The Safety Score uses 28 measures of public hospital safety data to produce a single letter grade from “A” to “F.” Loyola and Gottlieb also were awarded “As” in the 2013 spring and fall Hospital Safety Scores. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital is part of Loyola University Health System.
“No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the board, clinicians, administration and staff of Loyola and Gottlieb for achieving an “A” and showing us that you made the well-being of your patients a top priority,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
To look up hospital safety scores, to find safety tips for patients or to download a free Safety Score app, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
The Leapfrog Group is a national, nonprofit organization that uses the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans.