9 January 2023 |
The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog nonprofit for hospital quality and safety, has released a list of “Leapfrog Top Hospitals” that measure up to stringent criteria assessing hospital safety and quality of care. ANN states that in 2022, only 5 percent of hospitals evaluated by Leapfrog met the rigorous standards for the Top Hospital designation, nine of which are AdventHealth hospitals. Of the nation’s 115 hospitals recognized as Top Hospitals, AdventHealth hospitals represent nearly a tenth of the list.
Additionally, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital made it into Leapfrog’s “Top Children’s Hospitals” list, while Adventist Health Reedley and Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus were on the list for “Top Teaching Hospitals.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on the prevention of medical errors and harm to patients.
“The Leapfrog Group’s recent update of the Hospital Safety Grade and the new Top Hospital designation for nine AdventHealth hospitals reflects a commitment to our service standard, ‘Keep Me Safe,’” said William Scharf, MD, executive clinical director of quality and safety for AdventHealth. “To be honored for our accomplishments in patient safety as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic is a testimony to our brand promise to help people feel whole.”