MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 29, 2015) – Loyola University Medical Center has received an ‘A’ grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
This is the fifth time in a row Loyola has received an A in the Hospital Safety Score. Loyola also received As in the spring and fall of 2013 and 2014.
The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. It is administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.
“Loyola’s A grade validates its achievement in preventing harm within the hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in April 2015, with about 31 percent receiving an A grade.
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 healthcare.