According to an online report by Consumer Reports, Aurora
Medical Center in Summit ranks high as a safe facility.
The report from the February 2015 Consumer Reports edition lists
the Summit facility as one of 32 U.S. hospitals that received a
safety score higher than 60 on a scale of 1 to 100. The 2,591
hospitals scored also were evaluated on patient experience.
“An analysis of our data found that higher patient-experience
scores are linked to higher hospital-safety scores and vice
versa. (Many of the elements of respectful treatment are
reflected in patient experience measures.),” according to the
Safety scores are based on factors such as mortality rates,
infection rates and hospital readmissions. Patient-experience
scores include doctor- and nurse-patient communication, clarity
of discharge instructions and patients’ overall impression of
the hospital, according to the report.
The hospitals that received a safety score higher than 60 earned
the two highest ratings in at least eight of nine
patient-experience measures, and did not get a low score in any
of them. Scores are based on January 2014 data from the Center
for Medicare & Medicaid Services and are updated periodically.
Aurora Medical Center in Summit received a score of 61.
To see the report, go to