Rush University Medical Center has been named among the top hospitals in the country for quality, safety, and efficiency by the Leapfrog Group, a national organization that promotes health care safety and quality improvement.
Rush is one of only 45 hospitals nationwide to make Leapfrog's Top Hospitals Award list for 2009 from among 1,206 hospitals surveyed.
"These results demonstrate that Rush is dedicated to the highest standards of quality and patient safety and makes it the focus of everything we do," says Dr. Larry Goodman, Rush president and CEO.
The Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program measures and evaluates hospital performance to recognize achievements and encourage improvements in the efficiency of hospital care. The program's latest rankings drew on information gathered through the 2009 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which compiled data reported by 1,206 hospitals in 41 states.
The survey (found at www.leapfroggroup.org) is the only national, public comparison of hospitals on key issues including mortality rates for certain common procedures, infection rates, safety practices and measures of efficiency. "The survey covers key aspects of the care hospitals provide, and in order to do well on it, you have to maintain high standards throughout the institution," says Goodman. "It's a great testament to the very skilled and dedicated staff at Rush that Leapfrog has found we're providing excellent care for our patients."
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