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Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Earns an 'A' Top Grade in Patient Safety

Chicago (Dec. 3, 2012) —  Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center  rates an ‘A’ grade in patient safety according to the November 2012 Hospital Safety Score, created and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency and patient safety.

Leapfrog evaluated 2,651 hospitals nationwide and issued them letter grades:  A, B, C, D and F, based on 15 process and 11 outcome measures of hospital safety publicly available at the national level, including data reported through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare and the Leapfrog Survey.

Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center was one of only 729 U.S. hospitals and 51 Illinois hospitals to receive an ‘A’ grade on how well it protects patients from avoidable mishaps.

“While we are pleased to offer our patients the latest technology and best specialty care available, we also are focused on keeping our patients safe,” said Martin Judd, Chief Executive Officer, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. “This ‘A’ rating is indicative of our hospital team’s commitment to providing a safe environment of care for our patients.”

The Hospital Safety Score provides data and research to help the public make informed decisions about a critical aspect of a hospital stay – patient safety, which includes a hospital’s preventing infections and eliminating medical and medication errors and injuries. The goal of the Hospital Safety Score is to reduce the more than 180,000 yearly deaths from hospital errors and injuries by publicly recognizing safety and exposing harm.

The Leapfrog Group focuses on measuring and publicly reporting hospital performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an evidence-based national tool in which more than 1,100 hospitals voluntarily participate.

Click on the link below to read more or visit www.leapfroggroup.org.
http://www.leapfroggroup.org/policy_leadership/leapfrog_news/4971031

About Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (OLR) is a premier medical center on Chicago’s northwest side and is located at 5645 W. Addison St. The hospital specializes in adult medical and surgical services and is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, emergency services, primary care, surgical services and rehabilitation services. Visit our website at www.olr.reshealth.org

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health
OLR is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit www.provenaresurrection.org to learn more.

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