Weiss Memorial Hospital was honored with an improved “B” grade this spring from The Leapfrog Group, up from its “C” grade in the fall. Weiss has continued to see increases in its safety rating since being acquired by Pipeline Health in January 2019.
“At Weiss we have an incredible team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are committed to providing safe, patient-centered care,” said Mary Shehan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Executive Officer at Weiss. “Patient safety is a continual top focus at the hospital, and we’re proud to have made great strides in the past several months.”
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. The Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to approximately 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.
About Weiss Memorial Hospital
Weiss Memorial Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 236-bed community healthcare facility on Chicago’s North Side overlooking Lake Michigan. With more than 400 doctors—many of whom are academically affiliated—and 43 medical specialties, the hospital meets the needs of its patients through a full range of services. Weiss is owned by Pipeline Health, LLC, an innovative hospital management company with a proven track record of providing high quality healthcare at health systems nationwide. With a unique base of experience spanning the entire clinical eco-system, Pipeline’s unique perspective allows it to craft strategies specific to the local dynamics of the communities it serves. Pipeline’s goal is to maximize access to the highest quality care and deliver it cost effectively with a focus on customer service and clinical excellence.
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