Gottlieb received the top grade in Leapfrog's Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grade report, which grades hospitals on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms to patients. Gottlieb also received an "A" in the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grade report.
"Our doctors, nurses and other clinicians continually strive to provide our patients with the safest possible environment," said Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN, president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. "We are pleased that The Leapfrog Group recognizes our continuing commitment to patient safety."
Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.
The Leapfrog 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 safety grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Each hospital receives a single A, B, C, D or F grade.