Illinois Valley Community Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing IVCH’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients.
“IVCH received an A for the second consecutive reporting period,” said Tommy Hobbs, IVCH Chief Executive Officer. “This achievement is a credit to the hard work the hospital’s employees put in daily to deliver the best possible care while maintaining high standards of patient and environmental safety.” The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. Results are peer-reviewed and free to the public.
To see IVCH’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.