Morris Hospital Continues “A” Streak for Patient Safety
April 29, 2021, MORRIS, IL – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received another ‘A’ on the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that was released April 29, the hospital’s sixth consecutive since fall of 2018. This national distinction recognizes Morris Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. The grade is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors and other harm to patients in their care.
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
The data used to calculate the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade covers a time period ranging from 2017-2020, depending on the measure.
“Even during the most difficult times and a global pandemic, Morris Hospital employees and Medical Staff never waiver on their clinical and quality outcomes focus,” says Kim Landers, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “We could not be happier to receive our 6th straight Grade A from Leapfrog. This is a testament to our great team who always pushes for better results for our community. We are so grateful to our staff for this recognition.”
Nationwide, 33% of hospitals received A’s, 24% received B’s, 35% received C’s, 7% received D’s, and less than 1% received F’s.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Morris Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
To see Morris Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Morris Hospital
Serving patients at 26 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 and receives national recognition for quality and safety.
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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. 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.
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