May 3, 2021

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Receives 8th Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Rating from Leapfrog Group

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.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.