For the third consecutive year, Rush Oak Park Hospital was among a select number of hospitals across the nation to receive top honors for patient safety excellence by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals that assesses more than 4,500 hospitals in the United States. Rush Oak Park Hospital was among only 456 hospitals in the nation to achieve the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.
The award recognizes hospitals for excellent performance from 2016 to 2018 in 13 patient safety indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for patients in the Medicare population. Rush Oak Park Hospital is considered among the top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications.
“Being recognized for this achievement is a direct result of the outstanding work of our team of physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff,” said Bruce Elegant, president and CEO of the hospital. “To be recognized for the third year in a row is an achievement that shows our commitment to providing quality and compassionate care on a consistent basis.”
“We’re seeing an important shift in consumer behavior, as health care quality remains in the national spotlight as the country re-emerges from the coronavirus pandemic,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud and are grateful for these hospitals around the country that are working so hard and are committed to providing the care and best experience for their patients.”
For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report, or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit the Healthgrades website.
The Patient Safety Excellence Award comes on the heels of Rush Oak Park Hospital receiving ‘A’ grades for safety, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization. Rush Oak Park Hospital received its ninth consecutive A and 11th overall.