The Leapfrog Group today announced that Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital earned an A grade for excellence in patient safety. Good Samaritan Hospital has achieved straight “A’s” since the national patient safety watchdog began its analysis of safety measures in 2012 and is one of 72 hospitals out of over 2,600 across the country to attain this honor.
“Patient safety is at the center of everything we do,” said Dave Fox, president, Good Samaritan Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and associates are dedicated to working together to provide safe, effective care for every patient.”
Leapfrog analysts use publicly available data to look at 30 different safety measures and assign grades based on how well hospitals are doing to protect patients from harm. Measurements include the hospital’s ability to prevent errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
“We’re so proud to be recognized for this meaningful achievement. Patient safety is our top organizational priority and ingrained in our culture at every level,” said Lee Sacks, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Advocate Health Care. “Our physicians, nurses and associates take this responsibility extremely seriously and remain committed to ensuring the very best possible outcomes for patients, who deserve nothing less.”
More than 2,600 hospitals across the nation are graded, including 113 Illinois hospitals.