Rush Oak Park Hospital has been named one of 56 top general hospitals in the nation by the hospital watchdog nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Rush was among 115 hospitals recognized – in the categories of children’s hospitals, general hospitals, rural hospitals and teaching hospitals – by the group, which surveys hospitals across the nation for hospital performance in the areas of safety, surgical outcomes, maternity care and leadership.

Only 10 hospitals in Illinois were given a top hospital award by Leapfrog.

Bruce Elegant, president and CEO of Rush Oak Park, said in a press release that the award “shows the deep commitment of our team of clinicians and staff who continue to deliver high-quality and compassionate care for the community we serve.”

The hospital noted that Leapfrog gave Rush an “A” grade for safety at the hospital, although it was among one of several factors considered by Leapfrog in giving the award.

“Providing this level of care to patients in and around Oak Park requires motivation and drive from every team member,” Leapfrog president and CEO Leah Binder said.

In November, Rush Oak Park also was a recipient of the Pinnacle of Excellence Award and the Guardian of Excellence Award for Quality by Press Ganey Associates, which measures patient experience.

The local hospital also was honored in April with Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is part of the American Nurses Association, for excellence in nursing and quality patient care.


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