MELROSE PARK, IL – For the third time in a row, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has received an ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable injuries, accidents and infections.
Gottlieb also received an ‘A’ in the Spring 2016 and Fall 2015 grading periods.
"This honor is a credit to our colleagues and our physicians who strive to make patient safety a top priority,” said Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN, president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “We are grateful for the recognition for the work that we do and we will continue to commit ourselves to promoting patient safety throughout the hospital.”
The Hospital Safety Grade is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. It is administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.
The Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare.