Caring For You: Consumers Can Now Access IL Hospital Safety and Quality Information

Oct 19, 2010, 13:57 ET from Save the Patient

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 Illinois hospitals have committed to provide their patients with the best possible health care quality and safety, by sharing best practices and implementing new and better methods to prevent and reduce hospital-related infections and complications, as well as unnecessary readmissions. A new Illinois Hospitals Caring For You website, launched by the Illinois Hospital Association's (IHA) Quality Institute, is helping everyday consumers access—and assess—meaningful information about hospital services and how they measure up in terms of quality and safety.

On Monday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV), Channel 21, will air a live call-in program, "Community Health," which will focus on how individuals in need of hospital care can access this important information to make better health care decisions.

Host Lenore Janecek, president and founder of SAVE THE PATIENT, and Patricia Merryweather, IHA senior vice president and leader of the IHA Quality Care Institute, will discuss the Illinois quality care initiative—and how it is reaching out to people in need of hospital care.

Viewers are encouraged to join in the program, by calling-in their questions about Illinois hospital safety and quality information.

To access its website, go to

For additional information call: CAN-TV at 312-738-1400, email:

Check local cable television listings for scheduled air times.

SAVE THE PATIENT(SM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and education of individuals on health care matters. Founded in 2001, to fulfill the need for a non-biased, non-commercial community based not-for-profit organization to educate, inform and empower patients as they attempt to make sound health care decisions, SAVE THE PATIENT provides information and education through patient advocacy, community outreach educational seminars and its signature tool: the Health Caring Card.

Media Contact:

Lenore Janecek

Phone: 312-399-3532


SOURCE Save the Patient