MELROSE PARK, IL (April 29, 2021)—Gottlieb Memorial Hospital received its eighth consecutive ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
Gottlieb, part of Loyola Medicine, received a spring 2021 'A' rating. The Safety Grade, considered the “gold measure” of patient safety, is a letter grade assigned to 2,600 general, acute care hospitals across the country based on how well the hospital protects its patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Leapfrog assigns Hospital Safety Grades biannually in the fall and spring.
“We are extremely proud of Gottlieb’s successive ‘A’ safety ratings,” said Loyola Medicine President and CEO Shawn P. Vincent. “Gottlieb’s health care team is a model for prioritizing safety as part of a focus on patient-centered care.”
“There is no greater priority at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital than the safety of our patients,” said Elizabeth E. Early, Loyola Medicine regional vice president of professional and support services, and interim president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “This eighth consecutive ‘A’ rating is a reflection of our dedicated physicians and colleagues and their commitment to providing outstanding patient care.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, comprised of some of the nation’s leading quality and patient safety experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Gottlieb also was recognized as “high performing” in heart failure in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospital’s rankings. To achieve a high performing specialty ranking, a hospital must be among the top 10% in the nation. Gottlieb also received a three-year, silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) “for providing safe, patient-centered and evidence-based care to patients.” Gottlieb is one of only 21 patient care units in Illinois, and just 580 in the U.S., that have received a Beacon Award for Excellence.
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital is located at 701 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park, Illinois.