The Leapfrog Group has announced the recipients of its 2016 Top Hospitals award, an elite national distinction given to hospitals with the highest quality in the nation. Performance across significant areas of hospital care, including safety, surgical outcomes, maternity care, and leadership, is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award. Data is gathered and publicly reported through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Nine hospitals are recognized as Top Children’s Hospitals, 56 as Top General Hospitals, and 29 as Top Teaching Hospitals. In addition, 21 have been named Top Rural Hospitals.