An independent hospital watchdog has awarded St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville an ‘A’ for overall patient safety.
The Leapfrog Group announced the metro-east hospital recorded 60 percent fewer patient falls and a 50 percent decrease in hospital acquired pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thromboembolisms as well as an 80 percent drop in urinary tract infections.
The hospital had recently implemented a new communications systems, Daily Performance Management, which allows hospital workers to work in real time with front line clinicians and identify potential risks for patient harm.
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