Approximately 440,000 patients die annually from preventable hospital errors. Hospitals across the United States show quite different approaches to patient safety, according to the Hospital Safety Score Report. Thanks to research conducted by the HSS, the world’s leading academic medical center, we now know not only which medical facilities are the safest for patients, but also which hospitals in each state offer the best medical care.
The ranking was based on the percentage of the number of hospitals with the highest “A” rating in relation to the number of hospitals operating in a given state. Illinois was ranked 6th overall.
Maine ranked first with 67% of A-rated hospitals. It was closely followed by Massachesetts, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, and Georgia.
The worst medical facilities across the nation are in Alaska. The next runner ups are the District of Columbia, North Dakota, New Mexico, Vermont, and Wyoming. None of these states have a hospital with an “A” rating.
List of top-rated hospitals in Illinois:
- Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville
- Ascension St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates
- Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove
- Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington
- Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
- Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
- Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst
- HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese
- MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn
- Morris Hospital, Morris
- Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield
- OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington
- OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
- Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
- Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora
- Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago
- University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
- West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park
List of top-rated hospitals in Illinois with score “D”:
- Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago
- Franciscan St. James Health, Chicago Heights
- Franciscan St. James health, Olympia Fields
- Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago
- Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago
- Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville
- Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park.
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