AMITA Resurrection Recognized as Top Hospital

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AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Dec. 7, 2021 (Chicago, Ill.) — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago today was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group for 2021.

Leapfrog Group Top Teaching Hospital 2021 logoAccording to The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality, the Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center is one of only two teaching hospitals in Illinois to have received the honor this year.

“We’re thrilled to be included in such elite company, recognized for the quality and safety of the care we provide to our community,” said Dr. David Bordo, chief medical officer for AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center. “Even given the ongoing pandemic, our staff, physicians, residents and students rose to meet and exceed challenge of safely caring for our patients and community. We take very seriously our responsibility in teaching the next generation of physicians to meet this high standard of care.”

More than 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award and a total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals:

  • 8 Top Children’s
  • 46 Top General
  • 23 Top Rural
  • 72 Top Teaching

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“We are pleased to recognize AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Chicago community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit


About AMITA Health

AMITA Health ( is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is one of the largest health systems in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the life-saving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.