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Consumer Reports Rates Northwest Side Presence Health Hospitals Top ‘Safe Hospitals’

Chicago, Ill (March 28, 2014) — In a study released yesterday, Consumer Reports named two Presence Health hospitals on Chicago’s Northwest Side as top consumer safe hospitals in the city of Chicago. Presence Resurrection Medical Center earned the highest city ranking of 56 and Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center earned the second highest city ranking of 55. The national average is 51.

The Consumer Reports study involved more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals. The study looked at five categories in rating patient safety: mortality, re-admissions, overuse of CT scans, hospital-acquired infections, and communication.

“Patient safety is paramount and these ratings reflect the exceptional teamwork between all hospital staff and physicians in caring for patients. We are pleased to be named the top safest hospitals in the city of Chicago,” said John Baird, president and CEO, Presence Resurrection Medical Center and Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.

About Presence Resurrection Medical Center and Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center:
Presence Resurrection Medical Center, 7435 West Talcott Avenue, Chicago, and Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, 5645 West Addison Street, Chicago, are part of Presence Health, are award-winning hospitals offering comprehensive services, and are certified as Primary Stroke Centers and accredited as Chest Pain Centers. Visit rmc@reshealth.org and olr@reshealth.org

About Presence Health:
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. Visit www.presencehealth.org

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