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In patient safety Loyola and Gottlieb earn A's

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Medical Center has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, a respected, independent industry watchdog.

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a member of Loyola University Health System, also received an A.

The scores were awarded in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and administered by Leapfrog. The Hospital Safety Score is the first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety.

The score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. It uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score.

“The ‘A’ hospitals, including Loyola and Gottlieb, are helping us to raise the standards of health care nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.

To see hospital scores and find safety tips, visit the Hospital Safety Score website.

The Leapfrog Group is a national, non-profit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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