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Published on April 26, 2016

Rush Copley Earns Another “A” for Patient Safety in Spring Score Release

Hospital part of distinct group of "Straight A" Leapfrog hospitals

Aurora, IL – Since 2012, Rush Copley has been awarded an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Of the 798 hospitals that earned As this spring, Rush Copley is one of only 153 nationwide that has earned an A grade in each update for the last three years, becoming part of a distinct group of "Straight A" Leapfrog hospitals. Rush Copley is also the only hospital in the Fox Valley area to achieve all As.

For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experiences like nurse communication, doctor communication and communication about discharge, as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. 

“Rush Copley is pleased to be recognized again with this honor by Leapfrog,” said Barry C. Finn, president and CEO of Rush-Copley. “Rush-Copley’s team continues to raise the bar for patient safety and patient experience – from process improvements to empowering front line staff – to provide the highest level of care for our community.”

Rush-Copley, a quality leader among Chicagoland area hospitals, meets or exceeds national benchmarks for many quality and safety measures. The medical center holds more accreditations and disease-specific certifications than any other area hospital and has earned disease-specific certifications from the Joint Commission in maternal/fetal medicine and newborn care; stroke care, joint replacement for hip and knee, heart failure and spine surgery.

To see Rush-Copley’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at

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 ( 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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