This South Side hospital earned an F for safety. Now it has a B. Here’s how it happened.
By Lisa Schencker Chicago Tribune
Dec 26, 2022 at 5:00 am
The news was a surprise to everyone at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center.
It was April 2021, and the Englewood hospital had just learned that it had earned an F grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, an organization that releases widely watched grades twice a year.
It was the only hospital in the state to earn the dreaded distinction that spring.
“We are really proud to be here and be part of this community,” said ER attending physician Dr. Ashley Magda, remembering the day staff learned about the F grade. “To have kind of what we feel pride in, all of a sudden being told we’re not doing the appropriate things was definitely disheartening.”
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