Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare receives 'A' in safety

ELMHURST – The Leapfrog Group has given Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare an "A" Hospital Safety Score during its Spring 2013 update.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit run by large purchasers of health benefits, such as employers. The group grades hospitals with A, B, C, D or F scores based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections.

It is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), according to a news release.

To see how Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare compares to other hospitals in the nation, visit hospitalsafetyscore.org.