Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, we Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, provide compassionate, holistic care with a spirit of healing and hope. Our value of Excellence empowers us to always strive for exceptional performance as we work individually and collectively to best serve those in need. Providing the highest quality evidence-based care can enhance a patient’s ability to achieve positive health outcomes. Below are details about some of the quality programs provided by the team at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Elgin
Earns an “A” in Patient Safety by National Watchdog Group


A - Hospital Safety scorePresence Saint Joseph Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits for two consecutive periods in 2013, Spring and Fall. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

This “A” ranks us in the top third of more than 2,500 hospitals surveyed and is public recognition of the investment and importance our hospital places on patient safety. The score reflects the transparent and effective multidisciplinary approach our medical staff and associates advocate in order to ensure the safety of every clinical outcome. Every care plan is prescribed and monitored with patient safety at the forefront, so that patients and their families can rest assured in the care they receive.  More important than the recognition, however, is the assurance to our patients of consistently safe care. 

To see Presence Saint Joseph Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. We are committed to providing our patients with a safe and secure environment in which to heal. 

We are committed to providing our patients with a safe and secure environment in which to heal. 

  • Patient Safety
    Click above for Safety Guidelines
  • Speak Up
    Accrediting agencies provide simple advice on patient involvement
  • Be Proactive
    Learn how to be partners, with us, in your care

Initiatives for Patient Safety

  • Meaningful Use
    Learn about processes to keep you safe, improve access & coordination of care
    Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is a common hospital-associated infection impacting health care outcomes. Learn how PSJH safeguards against incidence.  
  • Get with the Guidelines
    Read about achievements in heart and stroke quality care
  • Stroke Center Accreditation
    Key to a successful recovery
  • Clinical Recognitions
    Independent review and accreditations to enhance safety
  • e-ICU Enhanced ICU
    Monitored around the clock even when your physician can't


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