The  University of Chicago Medicine (UCM)  has been named a “Top Teaching Hospital” for the third year in row by The Leapfrog GroupOnly 53 of the nation’s academic medical centers received the honor .

Leapfrog assessed  performance across many clinical measurements, including infection rates, maternity care, and  UCM’s  capacity to prevent medication errors. Other requirements for the top teaching hospital designation included:

 

·         Fully meeting the standard for ICU physician staffing

·         Fully complying with Leapfrog’s never-events policy

·         Receiving an A grade in hospital safety

·         Ranking in the top of our peer group based on Leapfrog’s “value score.”

 

This latest recognition comes less than a month after UChicago Medicine was recognized by Leapfrog as being one of 42 hospitals to earn 14 sequential straight A’s in patient safety.