West Suburban Medical Center Receives 11th Consecutive "A" for Patient Safety

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West Suburban Medical Center has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as one of only 63 hospitals in the nation, and 11 in Illinois, to have achieved straight A's since 2012 for patient safety and quality.  West Suburban is one of just 38 hospitals in Illinois to receive an "A" ranking this period. 

"Patient safety is ingrained in every aspect of West Suburban's culture of patient care and is at the core of everything we do," said Joe Ottolino, CEO, West Suburban Medical Center. "I am extremely proud of the dedication of every single member of our team to have achieved this prestigious industry award every year." 

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system.

"Straight 'A' hospitals are a rare breed. Not only do they achieve the highest national standards for safety, but they consistently maintain that level of excellence," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "That means that they put the well-being of their patients first, every hour of every day, year after year. We are proud to recognize that tireless commitment."

West Suburban Medical Center is a 234-bed teaching hospital located in Oak Park, Ill. and accredited by The Joint Commission. More than 300 physician specialists offer a comprehensive array of advanced inpatient, outpatient and surgical services at West Suburban Medical Center and the River Forest Medical Campus in River Forest, Ill. West Suburban Medical Center is a leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, natural birthing and obstetrics, emergency medicine, cancer care, gastroenterology and rehabilitation. The hospital is a certified Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. West Suburban Medical Center has received straight A's from the Leapfrog Group for the Hospital Safety Score. West Suburban Medical Center is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company, which through its subsidiaries operates 20 short-stay surgical hospitals, 84 acute care hospitals, 470+ outpatient centers nationwide, in addition to 9 facilities in the UK. www.westsubmc.com

 

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