Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital have been selected as 2012 Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group,* an organization that provides the only national, public comparison of hospitals across safety, quality and efficiency dimensions. Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest are honored among an elite group of only 92 hospitals selected out of nearly 1,200 surveyed.
“It is an honor to have both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest recognized as top performing hospitals,” said Dean M. Harrison, president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “Our longstanding, shared focus on creating the safest environment for our patients is essential to our Patients First mission.”
Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest were among the eight hospitals ranked in Illinois.
Additionally, both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest received a Hospital Safety Score of “A” for overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Hospital Safety Score* is an initiative that aims to save lives and bring attention to the issue of patient safety by highlighting the nation’s best hospitals while warning against the worst.