Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Earn an "A" in the Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group
By Megan McCannNews May 09, 2013
The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel includes representatives from University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California – Davis, Vanderbilt University and University of California – San Francisco.
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. Learn more about Northwestern Medicine's commitment to quality.
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