The Leapfrog Group announced the recipients of its 2019 Top Hospitals award. This year Florida, California, Michigan and Virginia achieved the greatest number of Top Hospitals, with nine or more hospitals in each of those states receiving the distinction. The Top Hospital award offers recognition to the highest quality hospitals as identified through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Less than six percent of all eligible facilities are in receipt of the designation. Of the 120 Top Hospitals recognized, 10 were Top Children’s Hospitals, 37 Top General Hospitals, 55 Top Teaching Hospitals and 18 Top Rural Hospitals.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered for the award, including preventing infections, reducing C-sections, using technology to reduce medication errors and implementing surgical volume standards for safety. Data used to identify Top Hospitals are gathered and publicly reported through The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors, providing the most comprehensive picture of how patients fare at individual institutions.
- 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospitals: https://www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals