Morris Hospital Continues Grade ‘A’ Streak for Patient Safety
November 16, 2022, MORRIS, IL – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is among an elite group of 30 hospitals in Illinois to receive an ‘A’ on the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that was released on November 16, a national distinction that recognizes a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. It is Morris Hospital’s ninth consecutive “A” since the fall of 2018.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.
The data used to calculate the fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grade covers a time period ranging from July 2018-December 2021, depending on the quality measure. Of the 113 Illinois hospitals included in Leapfrog’s report, 27% received an A on the fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grade, 22% received a B, 44% received a C, 6% received a D, and less than 1% received an F.
“Patient safety is about hospitals protecting their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections,” said Tom Dohm, President & CEO at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “This is a number one priority at Morris Hospital, as evident by our numerous initiatives to reduce infection rates, checks we have in place to prevent mistakes, and our strong lines of communication. We are so proud of our team for their commitment to safety, which clearly leads to better outcomes for our patients.”
To see the full grade details for Morris Hospital or any hospital in the country, or to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
About Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
Serving patients at 28 locations, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Seneca, and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, sleep center, and walk-in care at four urgent care locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center, Level II perinatal care provider, and primary stroke center. The hospital is known for its compassionate and personalized approach to healthcare.
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