West Suburban Medical Center Receives 13th Consecutive “A” for Patient Safety From The Leapfrog Group
Oak Park, Ill. April 25, 2018 – West Suburban Medical Center has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as one of only 49 hospitals in the nation, and nine in Illinois, to have achieved straight A’s since 2012 for patient safety and quality. West Suburban is one of just 37 hospitals in Illinois to receive an ‘A” ranking this period.
“Patient safety is ingrained in every aspect of West Suburban’s culture of patient care and is at the core of everything we do,” said Joe Ottolino, CEO, West Suburban Medical Center. “I am extremely proud of the dedication of every single member of our team to have achieved this prestigious industry award every year.”
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system.
“West Suburban has been consistently dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients as evidenced by our many years of receiving this highest of recognitions,” said Jackie Dostal, Director, Quality Improvement. “The A score not only reflects West Suburban Medical Center’s performance in a number of very important quality indicators, it also reflects our focus on the culture of providing safe care and excellent service to our patients.”
The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A,B,C, D and F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data is used to grade approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“These A ratings are a testament to our caregivers’ dedication to delivering excellent patient care,” said Dr. Anthony Tedeschi, MD, Group CEO, Tenet Health, MI and IL. “Their commitment to our organizational transformation and delivering care in alignment with industry best standards is validated by the Leapfrog scores and is to be commended.”
“Only a very select group of hospitals nationally continue to earn an A Leapfrog Safety Grade year after year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It shows an unbroken commitment to protecting patients from preventable errors and accidents that harm and even kill too many people in our country every day. Thanks to West Suburban Medical Center for always putting your patients first.”
About West Suburban Medical Center
West Suburban Medical Center is a 234-bed teaching hospital located in Oak Park, Ill. and accredited by The Joint Commission. More than 300 physician specialists offer a comprehensive array of advanced inpatient, outpatient and surgical services at West Suburban Medical Center and the River Forest Medical Campus in River Forest, Ill. West Suburban Medical Center is a leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, natural birthing and obstetrics, emergency medicine, cancer care, gastroenterology and rehabilitation. The Tenet Healthcare Corporation hospital is a certified Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. West Suburban Medical Center has received straight A’s from the Leapfrog Group for the Hospital Safety Score.