Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Elgin One of Illinois’ Top 10 Safest Hospitals

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Elgin One of Illinois’ Top 10 Safest Hospitals

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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin is one of the safest hospitals in Illinois according to a new study by Consumer Reports. For the 2015 rankings, Consumer Reports rated patient safety at 176 hospitals in Illinois. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Elgin is ranked among the Top 10 hospitals in the state.

The rankings are based on five categories that relate to hospital safety: avoiding infections, avoiding readmissions, communicating about medications and discharge, appropriate use of chest and abdominal scanning, and avoiding mortality (medical and surgical). The data is gathered from public sources including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“Patient safety and reducing patient harm is a top priority at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. Exceptional care is a partnership between clinical staff, physicians, patients and families,” said Connie Noltemeyer, Regional Quality Lead, Presence Health Fox River Valley. “This recognition is a testament to the continued diligence of our team to ensure patients receive the safest, most reliable care.”

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin scored especially well in several patient outcome measures, including avoiding surgical-site infections, avoiding catheter-associated urinary tract infections and avoiding MRSA infections. In addition, Presence Saint Joseph received high ratings for doctor-patient communications, nurse-patient communication, pain control and appropriate use of chest scanning.

SOURCE: Presence Saint Joseph Hospital press release

About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Elgin

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin is known for providing leading-edge technologies and holistic care with compassion for the individual. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of high quality preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services including acute inpatient care, outpatient care, home health, and educational outreach programs. Recognized for advanced heart, orthopedics, stroke, cancer and rehabilitation services, Presence Saint Joseph is a part of Presence Health.

About Presence Health

Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and 27 nursing and senior facilities, Presence Health more than 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.5 billion.