19°FOvercastFull Forecast

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital receives "A" safety rating

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:11 p.m. CST

ELMHURST – Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Edward Hospital in Naperville each earned an "A" rating in the Leapfrog Group's Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score.

The score measures how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The score is compiled under the guidelines of experts on patient safety and administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog, according to a hospital news release.

The Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. About 32 percent of the 2,500 U.S. hospitals that were assigned scores received an "A" grade, according to the release.

For more information, visit www.emhc.org/about-emhc/quality-indicators-of-care.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Suburban Life Media.

Reader Poll

What do you like best about the western suburbs?
Access to Chicago
High quality schools
Diverse local merchants
Local cultural events and venues