It is with great pleasure that we announce Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock each received an “A” in the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score.
What is Leapfrog?
Leapfrog is a consortium of large employers such as Boeing, CBS, FedEx, GM, UPS, Transamerica, Verizon along with organizations of purchasers and several agencies promoting health care. (See full list) The initial focus of the group was to promote patient safety by reducing medical mistakes. The founders felt that they could take “leaps” forward in healthcare of their employees by rewarding those hospitals that implement proven measures to ensure patient safety and quality. (See the Leapfrog fact sheet)
Leapfrog consortium currently covers over 37 million Americans in all 50 states. Of the 2,539 hospitals that participated in the survey, 813 hospitals received an “A,” which denotes the best hospital safety performance. The grade reflects a hospital’s efforts and outcomes in preventing errors, infections, injuries, and medication mix-ups.
This recognition affirms our commitment to a culture of safety and the highest quality of care for our patients and their families.