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Published on October 31, 2016

Straight A’s for Rush-Copley
Hospital part of distinct group of nation’s safest hospitals

Aurora, IL –– New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Rush Copley Medical Center once again earned an “A,” accomplishing the difficult task of being awarded Straight “A’s” since the inception of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in 2012. Rush Copley is one of 72 hospitals out of over 2,600 across the country to attain this honor. Rush Copley is also the only hospital in the Fox Valley area to achieve all As.

“Earning Straight ‘As’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement and testament to a hospital’s ongoing vigilance and commitment to patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank Rush Copley for being an example of excellence in preventing harm to patients, and urge you to continue championing patient safety.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“We are pleased to be recognized once again by Leapfrog for our strong culture of safety,” said Barry C. Finn, president and CEO of Rush-Copley. “Our physicians and staff work every day to improve the quality of service and care they provide – care that’s delivered with the highest standards of safety and compassion.”

To see Rush-Copley’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices

About Rush-Copley
Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients. Rush Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

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For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Public Relations Manager
630-978-4912
Courtney.Satlak@rushcopley.com

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