The Leapfrog Group announced the 2021 recipients of its annual Top Hospital Award, the nation’s most competitive recognition for excellence in hospital safety and quality.
Data from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey is used to identify the top hospitals and selection was based on excellence in upholding quality standards across several areas of patient care. This includes medication safety, surgery outcomes, and infection rates, among many other patient priorities.
This year, 149 hospitals from across the country received the Top Hospital Award. California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were the states with the most Top Hospitals, with ten or more hospitals in each state receiving the designation. The Top Hospitals are recognized in four categories: Top General Hospitals (46 recipients), Top Rural Hospitals (23 recipients), Top Teaching Hospitals (72 recipients), and Top Children’s Hospitals (8 recipients).
- 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey: https://ratings.leapfroggroup.org/