Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Awarded Highest Ranking for Patient Safety

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital once again earned an “A” grade for patient safety by the nation’s leading experts on hospital safety and quality.

“First and foremost, we are a safe clinical enterprise,” says Dr. Chuck Derus, vice president of medical management at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. “As proud as we are of being recognized as a leader in patient safety, we’re committed to getting even better. Each of us plays an important role in creating a culture where patient safety is the top priority.”

The Leapfrog Group awarded Good Samaritan Hospital with its top grade of an “A” for protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. Each hospital received letter grades ranging from A at the top to F at the bottom in regards to 28 evidence-based safety indicators. Grades were released for 2,571 acute-care U.S. hospitals.

Good Samaritan Hospital is among 50 hospitals in Illinois to earn an A grade. In addition, there were 23 Bs, 37 Cs, and 5 Ds in the state. The hospital also received an “A” when the group’s last report card was published in 2015.

This year’s Hospital Safety Score analysis concluded an estimated 33,439 lives could be saved each year if all hospitals had the same performance as those that received an A.

“It’s time for every hospital in America to put patient safety at the top of their priority list, because tens of thousands of lives are at stake,” says Leah Binder, president The Leapfrog Group, which produces the Hospital Safety Score.

For more information about the Hospital Safety Score or to view the rankings, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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