Elmhurst Hospital gets ‘A’ from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Local healthcare facility one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to have attained top grade each year since 2012

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ELMHURST – The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, has announced its Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, and Elmhurst Hospital once again earned an “A.”

Elmhurst Hospital has achieved straight A’s since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor.

“It is an honor and very humbling to be among such an elite group of healthcare providers from across the country,” said Pamela Dunley, President & CEO, Elmhurst Hospital. “Most important, the recognition reaffirms our staff’s commitment that our priority is the well-being and safety of our patients every minute they’re in our hospital and we’re caring for them.”

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.

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 health care. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

To view Leapfrog’s Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grades, visits www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about Elmhurst Hospital, visit www.eehealth.org.

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