December 16, 2020
Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital were awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the facility’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This designation recognizes Parkridge Health System’s efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer health care.
“Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and their safety is paramount,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health. “Our colleagues have worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible patient experience, and earning an ‘A’ grade in patient safety underscores our commitment to the communities we serve.”
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Parkridge Health. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
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 2,600 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.
Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital were awarded an ‘A’ grade when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. The grade is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. To see Parkridge Health’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.