Sarah Bush Lincoln Among the Safest in the Nation
Illinois is home to 37 of the safest hospitals in the nation, according to a new report from a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization. And, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is one of them.
The Leapfrog Group produces a report twice a year that lists the safest hospitals in the country by analyzing 27 different “measures” of approximately 2,500 hospitals across the United States.
Those measures include number of infections in patients, problems in surgery, practices like computerized medication ordering, hospital leadership and more.
Based on those metrics, the group assigns each hospital an “A” through “F” letter grade for how safe they are for patients. The most recent report, released Tuesday, gave 37 of Illinois’ hospitals an “A” grade.
Of the 50 states, Illinois ranked 15th in the nation, moving up from 26th in last fall’s ranking, for percentage of hospitals receiving the highest mark.