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NCH awarded an ‘A’ hospital safety grade from Leapfrog for third year in a row

May 15, 2020

For the third year in a row, Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) has been awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving safety and quality at America’s hospitals.

This “A” grade represents the hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The grade is based on 28 process and outcomes measures of publicly available hospital safety data, such as hand washing and infection rates.

“This designation recognizes our collective efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare, which is always our top priority,” says NCH President and CEO Steve Scogna. ”I’m extremely proud of the standard of care we’ve upheld every day at NCH.”

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for healthcare consumers and purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. healthcare. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of transparency in healthcare – collecting, analyzing and disseminating data to inform value-based purchasing and improved decision making.

About Northwest Community Healthcare Named one of Healthgrades™ America’s 250 best hospitals, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is celebrating more than 60 years of exceptional care. The Arlington Heights campus is home to a 509-bed hospital with full-service retail pharmacy, behavioral health center and state-of-the-art NCH Wellness Center with spa.

Throughout the northwest suburbs, NCH has 23 doctor’s offices; five immediate care centers; seven physical rehabilitation sites; and 13 lab locations. Board-certified primary and specialty care physicians see 200,000 patients a year and the hospital treats 20,000 inpatients annually. With a nationwide ranking in the top 5 percent for cardiac care, NCH also holds numerous distinctions for its breast care, pulmonology, GI, colorectal and neuroscience programs. Emergent care includes a Level II Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and dedicated pediatric emergency department.

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