UChicago Medicine only academic medical center in city with 14 consecutive A’s from Leapfrog Group

leapfrog 13th a

The University of Chicago Medicine has received its 14th consecutive A grade in hospital safety from Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago. “In addition, the continued top rating underscores the ongoing work done by our safety and quality teams, who continue to drive innovation and high reliability of care to the benefit of our patients and our community.”

In the fall 2018 survey, 32 percent of hospitals nationwide earned an A grade. In Illinois, 39 percent of hospitals surveyed received an A, up from 35 percent in the spring survey.

Leapfrog assesses hospitals using nearly 30 publicly available safety metrics, which are selected and reviewed by a panel of experts. Data cover everything from infection rates, surgical complications and medical errors to safety problems and staffing. For additional detail, please visit https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.