GENEVA, Ill., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is one of only ten hospitals in Illinois to be named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. This recognition showcases Delnor Hospital's commitment to patient safety and quality.
"We are proud of the extraordinary devotion and passion demonstrated each and every day at Delnor by physicians, nurses and staff," said Maureen Bryant, President, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. "To be named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital is another testament to our laser focus on patient engagement, safety, transparency and accountability."
Delnor Hospital received a "Top General Hospital" distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes:
- 9 Top Children's Hospitals
- 56 Top General Hospitals
- 21 Top Rural Hospitals
- 29 Top Teaching Hospitals
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital's ability to prevent medication errors.
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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About The Leapfrog Group
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. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
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SOURCE Northwestern Medicine