Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill., have earned top ratings in standards for nursing, according to a recent report released by nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The standards for the report are based on the National Quality Forum-endorsed safe practices on nursing workforce, according to a news release.
Loyola and Gottlieb met the standards in the areas of preventing medication errors, appropriately staffing their ICUs, taking steps to avoid harm to patients, managing serious errors and providing maternity care, according to the release. Loyola also received a top rating in safety-focused scheduling and high-risk surgeries, according to the release, and Gottlieb excelled in preventing central-line blood stream infections, pressure ulcers and readmissions. Both hospitals are part of Loyola University Health System.
Every year, The Leapfrog Group asks every general hospital and free-standing pediatric hospital in the U.S. to voluntarily complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Leapfrog uses the survey data to publicly report on issues affecting healthcare purchasers and consumers, according to the release. Measures included in the survey are endorsed by the National Quality Forum and/or aligned with those of other significant data collection entities like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission. Leapfrog’s National Nursing Workforce report is a result of the survey and is intended to report on and improve healthcare quality, according to the report.
To view the complete report, visit: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/HospitalSurveyReport.