The Friday Five – World Series Edition
Congratulations to the Cubs for winning their first World Series in 71 years! In honor of Chicago and Cleveland for all of their hard work and dedication to get themselves to the big dance, we decided to highlight the great things that are happening in both cities when it comes to their healthcare systems. This week’s Friday Five highlights Cleveland’s and Chicago’s top hospitals, how the hospitals in both cities supported and prepared themselves for the World Series, and even a history connection between an area hospital and its home team.
U.S. News Health Ranks Best Hospitals
Each year U.S. News and World Report (@USNewsHealth) puts out various lists of top hospitals across the nation. If you are from or visiting one of the World Series cities, you may be interested to know where you can receive the best care should you need it. U.S. News provides information about best hospitals in the Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area as well your own area. And we would be remiss if we did not mention that both cities had hospitals that made the 2016-17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Only twenty hospitals from across the nation earn a spot on the Honor Roll, Cleveland Clinic was #2 and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago was #8.
Play ball: Cleveland, Chicago Hospitals Ready for World Series Crowds
While most of us anticipate the excitement and glory of our team playing in a World Series, according to Becker’s Hospital Review (@BeckersHR) area hospitals have to focus on increased patient volume. St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls, the NBA Championship, the RNC Convention, and all sorts of parade events helped prepare both Chicago and Cleveland hospitals for World Series fun gone wrong. However, neither city is complaining about the extra effort.
Cleveland, Chicago children’s hospitals holding Cutest Fans contest
Cleveland’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (@UHRainbowBabies) and Chicago’s Advocate Children’s Hospital (@AdvocateKids) held a friendly competition to see which city had the cutest fans. Once the contest got going UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s raised the bar and declared the hospital president who loses the contest had to wear the other team’s jersey.
— UH Rainbow Babies (@UHRainbowBabies) October 28, 2016
— Advocate Children’s (@AdvocateKids) October 29, 2016
In addition to the contest, Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) and Advocate Health Care hospitals (@advocatehealth) across Illinois got into the spirit by dressing all newborn fans in respective onesies.
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) October 25, 2016
Leapfrog Releases New Hospital Safety Grades
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade (@HospSafetyGrade) is a public service provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system. Earlier this week new Safety Grades were released for hospitals across the country. Find out how safe Chicago area hospitals are, see how Cleveland hospitals fared, or use the search tool to research how your area hospitals measure up.
Chicago Cubs History at UI Health
While, this bit of history probably didn’t make headlines during the World Series chatter, it is interesting to note the connection between the Cubs and an area health system. University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (@UIHealth) sits on the site of the former West Side Grounds, the ballpark the Cubs called home in 1908 when — yes, you know, we know, we all know — they last won the World Series.
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