(BARRINGTON, IL) According to a just-released report, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is the only Illinois hospital among 109 rated hospitals to earn 13 out of 14 stars on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois’ (BCBSIL) Blue Star™ Report. Last year, Good Shepherd scored nine out of 10 stars in the same report, making it one of just four Illinois hospitals in 2010 to do so. No hospital in either 2010 or 2011 scored stars in all eligible categories.
According to BCBSIL:
“The 2011 Blue Star Hospital Report – based on the 2011 Annual
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Hospital Profile
– summarizes the results of quality and safety performance measures for 109 Illinois hospitals.
Hospital profiles are compiled using data collected from multiple sources, including: BCBSIL claims data, information provided by the hospitals, and publicly available information from entities such as the Leapfrog Group, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and accrediting entities.
For the Blue Star Hospital Report, each hospital’s performance is reported for indicators in six categories: Structure, Process,
Outcomes, Patient Experience, Efficiency and Informed Decision-Making. One blue star can be earned for each indicator, for a maximum of 14 blue stars.”
Leo Kelly, M.D., Good Shepherd’s director of quality responded to the report by saying, “This is an affirmation of our physicians’, nurses’ and associates’ commitment to continuous improvement, clinical excellence and patient safety. We’ll continue working hard on behalf of our patients and the communities we serve, with the goal in 2012 to be the first Illinois hospital to earn a perfect score (from BCBSIL.)”
For comparisons and details on the Blue Star™ Report scoring, visit: http://www.bcbsil.com/PDF/2011_blue_star_hospital.pdf
About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Advocate Good Shepherd in Barrington, Illinois is an acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing more than 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest healthcare provider, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters.
Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. In 2010, Advocate provided more than $474,000,000 in charity care and services to its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep