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Top 10 Safest Hospitals in 2015 in Illinois - and the Least Safest -- According to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports 2015 rankings is considered a place to start when looking at hospital safety. Recently, the publication released its rankings of what it considers to be the safest hospitals in the state. Consumer Reports uses data from various state and federal sources to rate patient safety at Illinois' 176 hospitals; however, for some, insufficient data existed. The safety scores are on a 100-point scale for key measures regarding patient safety such as hospital-acquired infections, unnecessary re-admissions, mortality, communication about new medication and discharge instructions. It also views patient outcomes, patient experiences and hospital practices. Click here to learn the process of Consumer Reports' findings: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/10/how-we-rate-hospitals/index.htm Reboot Illinois put out the following results from the Consumer Reports findings: Top 10 safest hospitals according to Consumer Reports T-1. OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center | Pontiac Safety score - 72 2. St. Alexius Medical Center | Hoffman Estates Safety score - 69 T-3. Advocate Condell Medical Center | Libertyville Safety score - 65 T-3. Alexian Brothers Medical Center | Elk Grove Village Safety score - 65 T-3. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital | Downers Grove Safety score - 65 T-4. St. Joseph's Hospital | Breese Safety score - 64 T-4. Central DuPage Hospital | Winfield Safety score - 64 5. Rush-Copley Medical Center | Aurora Safety score - 63 T-6. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital | Barrington Safety score - 62 T-6. Mendota Community Hospital | Mendota Safety score - 62 T-6. Adventist Hinsdale Hospital | Hinsdale Safety score - 62 7. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital | Elgin Safety score - 61 T-8. Edward Hospital | Naperville Safety score - 60 T-8. Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital | La Grange Safety score - 60 T-8. Palos Community Hospital | Palos Heights Safety score - 60 T-8. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital | Park Ridge Safety score - 60 T-8. Riverside Medical Center | Kankakee Safety score - 60 T-9. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital | Elmhurst Safety score - 59 T-9. Blessing Hospital | Quincy Safety score - 59 T-9. UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island | Rock Island Safety score - 59 T-9. Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center | Chicago Safety score - 59 T-10. NorthShore University Health System | Evanston Safety score - 58 T-10. Centegra Hospital - McHenry | McHenry Safety score - 58 Top 10 LEAST safe hospitals according to Consumer Reports: 1. South Shore Hospital | Chicago Safety score - 24 2. Provident Hospital of Cook County | Chicago Safety score - 31 3. John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County | Chicago Safety score - 34 T-4. Franciscan St. James Hospital and Health Centers | Olympia Fields Safety score - 36 T-4. Norwegian American Hospital | Chicago Safety score - 36 T-5. Richland Memorial Hospital | Olney Safety score - 39 T-5. St. Elizabeth's Hospital | Belleville Safety score - 39 T-6. St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center | Chicago Safety score - 40 T-6. Presence St. Mary's Hospital | Kankakee Safety score - 40 T-6. Paris Community Hospital | Paris Safety score - 40 T-7. Harrisburg Medical Center | Harrisburg Safety score - 41 T-7. Fairfield Memorial Hospital | Fairfield Safety score - 41 T-7. St. Mary's Hospital | Decatur Safety score - 41 T-8. St. Francis Hospital | Litchfield Safety score - 42 T-8. Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers | Evergreen Park Safety score - 42 T-8. Loyola University Medical Center | Maywood Safety score - 42 T-9. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital | Lake Forest Safety score - 43 T-9. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center | Peoria Safety score - 43 T-9. Herrin Hospital | Herrin Safety score - 43 T-10. West Suburban Medical Center | Oak Park Safety score - 44 T-10. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital | Melrose Park Safety score - 44 T-10. Vista Medical Center East | Waukegan Safety score - 44 T-10. Good Samaritan Regional Health Center | Mt. Vernon Safety score - 44 T-10. Galesburg Cottage Hospital | Galesburg Safety score - 44 T-10. Heartland Regional Medical Center | Marion Safety score - 44 T-10. Pekin Hospital | Pekin Safety score - 44 T-10. Ingalls Memorial Hospital | Harvey Safety score - 44 T-10. Advocate BroMenn Medical Center | Normal Safety score - 44 From Consumer Reports: http://www.rebootillinois.com/2015/06/22/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/consumer-reports-the-top-10-safest-and-least-safe-hospitals-in-illinois-for-2015/39908/?utm_source=dailytip_20150623&utm_medium=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

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