EVANSTON, Ill. – Endeavor Health Elmhurst Hospital has maintained its straight-A streak in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades with an A in the Spring 2024 edition of the Grades. Elmhurst Hospital is one of only 15 hospitals in the country and three in Illinois to receive an A in every grading period since the program began in spring 2012.

Four other hospitals in the Endeavor Health system earned A grades from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care: Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital.

“As an organization, we are working hard to prioritize clinical consistency system-wide which is best achieved by observing and sharing leading practices across our system,” says Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Endeavor Health. “The Leapfrog grades are a testament to the dedication and commitment of our nurses, physicians and care teams to bring our vision of safe, seamless and personal care to life.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“Maintaining this level of safety year after year is an indication to our community that there is no safer place for their healthcare than Elmhurst Hospital,” says Kimberley Darey, MD, President, Elmhurst Hospital. “We are thrilled to extend our straight-A streak and proud to be among the few hospitals remaining on the straight-A list.”

Elmhurst Hospital’s extension of its Leapfrog straight-A streak is one of several honors, awards and recognitions related to quality and safety Endeavor Health has achieved recently:

  • In April, Fortune/PINC AI (Premier, Inc. AI) named Elmhurst Hospital to its 2024 list of 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. Elmhurst Hospital is the only Chicago-area hospital and one of only two in Illinois to make the list. In 2023, Endeavor Health Edward Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for a sixth time.
  • In 2023, Endeavor Health Edward, Elmhurst, Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals earned five stars in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
  • Endeavor Health Elmhurst, Evanston and Highland Park Hospitals were recognized as top performers in the Vizient, Inc. 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking.
  • In 2023, Elmhurst Hospital was awarded Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. Elmhurst Hospital is one of only 97 healthcare organizations worldwide, 22 in the U.S. and the only one in Illinois to earn Gold Certification.
  • Elmhurst Hospital was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “153 great community hospitals | 2023.”

To see details of the Leapfrog grades for Endeavor Health’s hospitals, visit www.HospitalSafetyGrade.org. To learn more about patient safety and quality of care at Endeavor Health, visit www.endeavorhealth.org.