Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“We are proud of this extraordinary achievement, which reflects Good Shepherd Hospital’s ongoing commitment to quality and safety for our patients,” said Karen Lambert, President Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.
Of the 2,539 general hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 813 earned an “A,” 661 earned a “B,” 893 earned a “C,” 150 earned a “D” and 22 earned an “F.” Of the 115 hospitals rated in Illinois, 60 received an A. The Hospital Safety Score is derived from expert analysis of 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data on rates of infection, injuries and errors. This data is used to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical/medication errors.
“The safety of our patients is the main focus of all physicians and clinicians at Good Shepherd Hospital,” said Barry Rosen, MD Vice President of Medical Management at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. “Our dedication to safety is so strong we meet every day seven days a week with leaders across the hospital in a ‘daily safety huddle’ to discuss any issues and how to work through them.”
About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Good Shepherd has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Good Shepherd was the only hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area to receive this recognition. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 largest health systems by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2011.