Peoria, IL,
30
April
2020
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04:16 PM
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Leapfrog Safety Grades Released for OSF Hospitals

Six earn top A grades; two earn B rankings

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety. Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades in order to provide a complete picture of patient safety.
 

This spring, six OSF HealthCare facilities have achieved an ‘A’ grade:

  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria
  • OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana
  • OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Evergreen Park
  • OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa
  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
  • OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, Alton

Additionally, two OSF HealthCare facilities have achieved a ‘B’ grade:

  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford
     

“Despite the unprecedented challenges that surround us, our Mission Partners have demonstrated a continued commitment to patient safety,” said Bob Sehring, CEO, OSF HealthCare. “We are extremely proud of our Mission Partners today and always.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

The study only includes hospitals of a certain size and treating a minimum number of specific conditions; therefore, some OSF HealthCare facilities were excluded from the ratings.

To see the full grade for all eligible OSF HealthCare facilities, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 

Boilerplate

OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs more than 23,600 Mission Partners in 147 locations, including 14 hospitals – ten acute care, four critical access – with 2,097 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org.