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The Safest, Most Dangerous Hospitals in Chicago Area for Patients: Report

Source: patch.com

The Hospital Safety Score ranks the safest and most dangerous hospitals throughout the state.
Originally posted on the Geneva, IL Patch

Is your hospital among the safest in the Chicago-area or the most dangerous?

As many as 440,000 people die every year from hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections and 1 out of 25 patients develops an infection while in the hospital, according to Hospital Safety Score, which recently released its Fall 2015 rankings that look at the safest and most dangerous hospitals in the U.S.

Illinois ranked among the better states for hospital safety. Of the 117 “graded hospitals” in the study, 43.6 percent received an ”A” grade. While there were five hospitals in the Chicago-area that received a “D” ranking none received an ”F.”

The Hospital Safety Score used 28 measures in determining a grade for a hospital. That grade represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.

Here is a look at how Chicago-area hospitals ranked:

A Grade

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Bolingbrook

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, La Grange

Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn

Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge

Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, GlenOaks, Glendale Heights

AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates

Centegra Hospital – McHenry, McHenry

Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, Woodstock

Edward Hospital, Naperville

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst

Loretto Hospital, Chicago

Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood

MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn

MetroSouth Medical Center, Blue Island

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva

Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center d/b/a OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa

Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora

Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago

Presence Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago

Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

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Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora

Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago

Thorek Memorial Hospital, Chicago

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago

Vista Medical Center East, Waukegan

West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park

B Grade

Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Village

Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Chicago

NorthShore University HealthSystem -Evanston Hospital, Evanston

NorthShore University HealthSystem -Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview

NorthShore University HealthSystem -Skokie Hospital, Skokie

NorthShore University HealthSystem-Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin, Elgin

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee

Roseland Community Hospital, Chicago

Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago

C Grade

Community First Medical Center, Chicago

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, Evergreen Park

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago

Mount Sinai Hospita, Chicago

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago

Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park

Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago

University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago

D Grade

Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago

Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights, Chicago Heights

Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago

Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago

Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park

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