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Illinois hospitals have made great strides this year, making the state home to 37 of the safest hospitals in the country, according to a new report.

Every two years, the Leapfrog Group releases a list of the safest hospitals in the country after analyzing over 2,500 different hospitals across the nation.

Leapfrog analyzes these hospitals according to 27 criteria, including the number of infections in patients, problems arising from surgeries, the use of practices like computerized medication ordering, the strength of hospital leadership and more. The Leapfrog Group then assigns each hospital a safety rating in the form of a letter grade.

This year, Illinois improved from being ranked 26th in the nation to 15th for the percentage of its hospitals receiving an “A” grade.

This year’s report found that 37 of Illinois’ hospitals received an “A” grade. Additionally, 38 other hospitals in Illinois received a “B” grade.

The following hospitals in Illinois received an “A” grade:

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, La Grange
  • AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates
  • Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana
  • Centegra Hospital, McHenry
  • CGH Medical Center, Sterling
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst
  • Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park
  • MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn
  • McDonough District Hospital, Macomb
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem, Highland Park
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  • OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria
  • OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville
  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington
  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
  • Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora
  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago
  • Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee
  • Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora
  • Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon
  • Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox
  • SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Mount Vernon
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Centralia
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
  • West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park

If you are interested in reading the entire study, click here.

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