November 1, 2017

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Receives 'A' Patient Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group

MELROSE PARK, IL – Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has received an 'A' in The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grade. Leapfrog rates how well hospitals protect patient safety, including avoiding preventable mishaps such as medical errors, hospital-related infections and falls.

"We are gratified that Leapfrog has recognized our continuing commitment to patient safety," said Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN, president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. "Patient safety is the centerpiece of all we do."

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital is a 247-bed acute care hospital in Melrose Park that offers advanced specialty, emergency, inpatient and outpatient medical care in a community hospital setting. Gottlieb is a part of Loyola University Health System and a member of Trinity Health.

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.

Using 27 evidence-based measures of patient safety for all eligible U.S. hospitals, the Hospital Safety Grade is a numerical score converted into one of five letter grades. An 'A' grade represents the best Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, followed in order by B, C, D and F. 

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An ‘A’ grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment.” 

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.