Waukegan, IL—Vista Medical Center East has again been recognized with an “A” rating for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group, an independent organization that rates hospitals nationwide. The “A” rating is the highest grade awarded by The Leapfrog Group and has presented this rating to Vista in 2013, 2014 and now in 2015.
“This is a wonderful achievement for Vista Health System and a testament to our physicians, nurses and entire clinical and non-clinical staff,” said Barbara Martin, President & CEO of Vista Health System. “Having have won this award for three years running is a true testament to the commitment and dedication by the people of Vista who ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.”
An “A” Rating from The Leapfrog Group requires institutions to follow practices that are designed to improve patient safety, such as hourly rounding, time-outs before procedures, proper communication with the patient and between all healthcare providers.
Vista Health System is a network that includes: two hospitals in Waukegan – Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West; the Vista Lindenhurst campus that includes the Vista Ambulatory Care Center, Lindenhurst Surgery Center, LLC, the Vista Freestanding Emergency Center, and the new Vista Medical Office Building; and several locations for imaging, patient therapy and physician practices. Vista is a Center of Excellence in a number of key service areas and is accredited in Bariatric Surgery, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Chest Pain, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine and Stroke.
To learn more about Vista Health System, please visit VistaHealth.com.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085