We have recently received several national honors that speak to the quality and safety of the care we provide to patients. This spring, the University of Chicago Medicine earned its 11th consecutive “A” from The Leapfrog Group, which assesses hospitals using 30 safety metrics. We are one of only 63 hospitals in the nation that have earned continuous top marks from the prominent watchdog organization, which began its twice-a-year reviews in 2012. Additionally, UChicago Medicine was included on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2017 review of “100 Great Hospitals of America.”
Stephen Weber, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness, is one of the leaders of our ongoing, broad-based effort to improve quality and safety. I am delighted that his contributions have been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, which named him to its 2017 list of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. The publication cited his studies on the prevention and management of health care-associated infections and his work on an infection prevention outreach team.