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November 16, 2021

Morton Hospital Earns 3rd Consecutive "A" Safety Grade

Morton Hospital has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Morton Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“We are honored and proud to have received our third consecutive grade ‘A’ for hospital safety,” said Heidi Taylor, Morton Hospital President. “Despite the unprecedented challenges we have faced over the last year and a half, providing safe, high quality care to our patients has remained our top priority. These achievements have been made possible thanks to every single member of our staff and their dedication to our patients and team.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Morton Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Morton Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.