Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Awarded Top Marks for Safety and Quality
“We are truly honored to have both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest recognized by Leapfrog for the high level of patient safety and quality our staff provides every day,” said Jay Anderson, senior vice president for performance improvement and chief information officer at Northwestern Memorial. “Achieving an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates our commitment to the patients and families we serve, and our continued focus on creating the safest healthcare environment possible.”
The Hospital Safety Scores are compiled under the guidance of an eight-member Leapfrog Blue Ribbon Expert Panel of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score uses a total of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to evaluate a hospital’s overall capacity for keeping patients safe from preventable infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel includes representatives from University of Michigan, Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University.
Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest are two of only 813 hospitals nationally and 60 facilities in Illinois to receive “A” grade.
Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest share a longstanding commitment to a culture of quality, safety and service. By aspiring to the highest standards for quality and patient satisfaction with collaborative focus on process improvement, both institutions are committed to delivering care that is safe and without error. To learn more about this commitment to quality, visit Northwestern Memorial’s website and Northwestern Lake Forest’s website.
To view more information on how hospitals were scored and see the complete list of the Leapfrog Group’s 2013 Top Hospitals, visit their website*.