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Nemours Awarded Top Hospital Distinction by Leapfrog Group

Nemours Children’s Hospital was one of just nine children’s hospitals in the country to make the annual Top Hospital List from the Leapfrog Group.  This elite distinction is awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The awards, which are given annually, will be announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards tonight, in Washington, D.C.

“I am beaming with pride over this honor for Nemours,” said Roger Oxendale, president of Nemours Children’s Hospital. “Each day we set out to deliver the safest possible care for patients and families. The Top Hospital award from the Leapfrog Group is an important recognition of the hard work of many Associates who work very hard to achieve that goal.”

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Nemours Children’s Hospital has proven it’s a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in Florida,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

The Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals. Nemours Children’s Hospital was one of 94 Top Hospitals recognized nationally.

The list includes:
  • 24 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 61 Top Urban Hospitals
  • Nine Top Children’s Hospitals

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

The Top Hospital award is not given to a set number of hospitals, but rather, to all urban, rural and children's hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology.

View Complete List of Institutions Honored as a 2014 Top Hospital »

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. The Hospital Safety Score is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.