Dec 2, 2015:
The Leapfrog Group Names 2015 Top Hospitals
The Leapfrog Group
announced its 2015 Top Hospitals, a coveted list of hospitals that performed at the highest levels, nationally, based on Leapfrog's quality and safety standards, considered the most rigorous of its kind. More than 1600 hospitals report on those standards through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the results are publicly reported for use by Leapfrog's constituency of employers and other purchasers, as well as their employees and the public at large.
This year, 98 Top Hospitals are receiving this competitive distinction. Of those, 12 were recognized as Top Children's Hospitals, up from nine honored last year. They are joined by 24 Top Rural Hospitals, one of the few distinctions made available for rural and critical access hospitals, and 62 Top Urban Hospitals. California, Massachusetts and Maine continue to boast high numbers of Top Hospitals and, for the first time, New Hampshire and Utah also have Top Hospitals in their states. Additionally, 41 hospitals became Top Hospitals for the first time this year and 36 hospitals are achieving the honor for the second consecutive year...
Full list of honorees in 2015, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals
Check out the Historical list of Top Hospitals
What's amazing to me is that NONE of the Philadelphia area hospitals touted as tops in U.S.News and World Report annual rankings have not appeared once on this list.( Penn, Thomas Jefferson,Childrens). But strong community focused systems have made the Leapfrog list --also considered great places to work: Reading Hospital, Lehigh Valley, Gessinger, UPMC Childrens, St. Christopher's for Children.
Theres hope that the safety efforts +system redesign of our regional health system may appear one day on Leapfrog's list.