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Morris Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

Morris Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety
April 30, 2020 Janet Long

Morris Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

April 30, 2020, MORRIS, IL –  Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was awarded another ‘A’ on the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that was released on April 30. This national distinction recognizes Morris Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

Twice a year, the Leapfrog Group assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care. This was Morris Hospital’s fourth consecutive A grade.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The data used to calculate the Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade covers a time period ranging from July 1, 2016-December 31, 2019, depending on the measure.

“Morris Hospital is committed to adhering to best practices in the healthcare industry in order to assure our patient care delivery is among the best in the nation,” says Kimberly Landers, Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “Receiving another A from Leapfrog validates that our team is doing a great job following all of the practices that we have in place to keep our patients safe during their hospitalization. We are so proud of them for providing excellent, safe care to our patients.”

Of the 105 Illinois hospitals that were assessed on the fall report, 46 received A’s,  21 received B’s, 31 received C’s, and 6 received D’s, and 1 received an F.

Serving patients at 25 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 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, including the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Awardand the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, in addition to being named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list four years in a row.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.