Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Loyola, Gottlieb again receive 'A' safety scores from The Leapfrog Group

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.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.