Dec. 7, 2016 - (Oak Park, Ill.) Rush Oak Park Hospital has been named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on the measure of quality and safety in health care.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Rush Oak Park Hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality. Less than three percent of hospitals nationwide achieve Top Hospital status.
Of the four categories of Top Hospitals, Rush Oak Park Hospital is one of only 56 hospitals across the country to receive a Top General Hospital distinction, and one of only 115 Top Hospitals recognized.
The Leapfrog Group’s selection of Top Hospitals includes:
- Nine Top Children’s Hospitals
- 56 Top General Hospitals
- 21 Top Rural Hospitals
- 29 Top Teaching Hospitals
“It is an absolute honor to be recognized as one of the Top General Hospitals in the country by The Leapfrog Group,” said Bruce Elegant, president and CEO of Rush Oak Park Hospital. “It shows the deep commitment of our team of clinicians and staff who continue to deliver high-quality and compassionate care for the community we serve.”
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey to which Rush Oak Park Hospital received an “A” grade for safety. However, performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the Top Hospital award, including infection rates, safety measures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“With this honor, Rush Oak Park Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in and around Oak Park requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
The Top Hospital distinction comes on the heels of Rush Oak Park Hospital receiving the Pinnacle of Excellence Award and the Guardian of Excellence Award for Quality in early November by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., also a leading provider for patient experience measurement.