Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Earns 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award


Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is one of only ten hospitals in Illinois to be named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. This recognition showcases Delnor Hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality.

“We are proud of the extraordinary devotion and passion demonstrated each and every day at Delnor by physicians, nurses and staff,” said Maureen Bryant, President, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. “To be named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital is another testament to our laser focus on patient engagement, safety, transparency and accountability.”

Delnor Hospital received a “Top General Hospital” distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes:

  • 9 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 56 Top General Hospitals
  • 21 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 29 Top Teaching Hospitals

The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.