Media Center

Date
11-07-2019

Name
Lee BatsakisSupervisor, Public Relations and Marketing

Phone
708.229.5841

Email
Lbatsakis@lcmh.org

LCMH Receives Straight ‘A’ Report Card in 2019 for Patient Safety Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade – marking a “Straight A” report card for LCMH in 2019. The designation recognizes LCMH’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

 

“Receiving consecutive ‘A’ Grade Hospital Safety Scores in both Spring and Fall 2019 validates our commitment to the quality and safety of our patients and is a significant milestone on our journey toward High Reliability,” said John Hanlon, MD, MMM, President and CEO of LCMH.

 

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 Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. To see LCMH’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About Little Company of Mary Hospital

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For nearly 90 years, LCMH has held a long tradition of serving the community. The Women’s Center for Life and Health provides a wide array of women’s healthcare needs conveniently under one roof – from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. LCMH continues to achieve accolades for quality, provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to the community. For more information, or to see all of LCMH’s recent quality accolades, visit www.LCMH.org/quality.  

 


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