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.