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2013


Independent nonprofit gives Advocate South Suburban Hospital “A” grade for patient safety again

OCT. 22, 2013 - Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill. recently was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.  This is the fourth consecutive reporting period that the hospital earned an “A” safety rating.

The Hospital Safety Score – A, B, C, D, or F – is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.  The Hospital Safety Score grades are based on each hospital’s levels of infections, injuries and medical and medication errors.

“Our number one priority is making our hospital a safe place for our patients to heal,” said Richard Multack, D.O., vice president of medical management at Advocate South Suburban Hospital.  “Another ‘A’ rating proves all our associates’ and physicians’ continuing commitment to our healing mission.”

Every day in the U.S., more than 400 people die because of a hospital injury, infection, or error – the equivalent of a major jetliner crashing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport daily. The Hospital Safety Score highlights the country’s safest hospitals, such as Advocate South Suburban Hospital, and emphasizes the critical nature of continued focus on patient safety.

To see Advocate South Suburban Hospital scores as they compare nationally and locally, visitwww.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

The Safety Scores are based on performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  These measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

To see Advocate South Suburban Hospital scores as they compare nationally and locally, visitwww.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

The Safety Scores are based on performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  These measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.


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