The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) has received its 14th consecutive A grade in hospital safety from the prestigious industry watchdog Leapfrog Group.
Of the more than 2,600 hospitals surveyed in the fall 2018 period, UCM is one of 42 health care organizations — and the only academic medical center in Chicago — to have consistently received the top mark since Leapfrog began its semi-annual hospital ratings in 2012. In this past spring’s survey, there were 49 institutions that earned consecutive A’s.
Leapfrog assesses hospitals using 30 publicly available safety metrics, which are selected and reviewed by a panel of experts. Data cover everything from infection rates, surgical complications and medical errors to safety problems and staffing. For additional detail, please visit Leapfrog’s website.