Top Marks for Patient Safety Awarded to Northwestern Medicine Hospitals
“We are proud that both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest hospitals have once again been recognized with an ‘A’ letter grade on the Hospital Safety Score,” said Gary A. Noskin, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Northwestern Memorial. “This achievement demonstrates our organization’s continuing commitment to provide high quality care in the safest healthcare environment possible for every patient we serve.”
According to the Leapfrog Group, the Hospital Safety Scores are compiled under the guidance of an eight-member Leapfrog Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, which is comprised of some of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score uses a total of 28 measures of hospital safety data to evaluate a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable infections, injuries, and errors. The Leapfrog Group’s panel includes representatives from Stanford University, University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University.
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 and Northwestern Lake Forest.
To view more information on how hospitals were scored and see the complete list of the Leapfrog Group’s 2014 Top Hospitals, visit their website.