Meadowview receives "A" grade by Leapfrog

OCH Regional Medical Center

OCH Regional Medical Center

Additionally, three OSF HealthCare facilities, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, and OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton each received a "B" letter grade, ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States.

For the 12th consecutive time, Minden Medical Center has again each been honored with an "A" grade in the National Hospital Safety Grades, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.

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When hospital Chief of Performance Officer, Nicole Kerkenbush, saw the report, it was not the news she wanted. "I would like to thank our entire hospital personnel for their commitment to providing a safe environment and compassionate care to all of our patients".

"It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. By making the Hospital Safety Grades public, we've galvanized major changes in these states and many communities", Leah Binder, the president and CEO of Leapfrog wrote in a blog post, referring to states that have shown great improvement. "We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of North Shore Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first".

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The Kaiser hospital also received an A after getting a B in Leapfrog's spring report and Cs in 2016.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

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In Kentucky, 13 hospitals received an A grade from Leapfrog.

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