New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were recently announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.
All three Rush hospitals – Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush-Copley Medical Center – received an “A” grade, the highest possible. Leapfrog awarded A grades to 823 hospitals out of the 2,639 in the United States that it evaluated for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Rush-Copley Medical Center have received A grades in each of the 11 times the Leapfrog Group has rated hospitals since launching the organization’s Hospital Safety Score in June 2012 – putting them among the elite 63 (2.4 percent) of the hospitals receiving grades that have earned the top score every time. Rush Oak Park Hospital received its second consecutive A and its fourth overall. Rush-Copley is also the only hospital in the Fox Valley area to achieve straight As.
“We are pleased to be recognized once again by Leapfrog for our strong culture of safety,” said Barry C. Finn, president and CEO of Rush-Copley and executive vice president of the Rush system. “Our physicians and staff work every day to improve the quality of service and care they provide – care that’s delivered with the highest standards of safety and compassion.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Rush-Copley’s full grade, and to access tips for patients, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community.
Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients. Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush System for Health.