The Leapfrog Group Announces 2018 Top Hospital Recipients


Hospitals Awarded National Honor for Quality     

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the nation's highest quality hospitals, The Leapfrog Group, a national health care nonprofit driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, announced today the recipients of its 2018 Top Hospitals award. This year Florida, California, New Jersey and Texas had strong showings, with 12 or more hospitals in each of those states receiving the elite distinction.

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"Leapfrog is proud to recognize the recipients of our most elite award for safety and quality," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We're encouraged by the hard work of Top Hospitals, as well as all of the hospitals that compete for this award. Their transparency and determination delivers the best possible care in their communities."

Of the 118 Top Hospitals recognized, 13 were Top Children's Hospitals, 35 Top General Hospitals, 53 Top Teaching Hospitals and 17 Top Rural Hospitals. Top Hospitals are located in the following states and districts:

  • Arizona, 1
  • California, 17
  • Colorado, 1
  • Washington, D.C., 1
  • Florida, 18
  • Georgia, 2
  • Illinois, 7
  • Louisiana, 1
  • Maine, 7
  • Massachusetts, 4
  • Michigan, 6
  • Missouri, 2
  • Nevada, 3
  • New Jersey, 12
  • New York, 1
  • North Carolina, 2
  • Ohio, 1
  • Oregon, 1
  • Pennsylvania, 8
  • Rhode Island, 1
  • Tennessee, 1
  • Texas, 13
  • Virginia, 6
  • Washington, 2

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered for the competitive award, including preventing infections, reducing C-sections, use of technology to ensure safer care and leadership policies and practices. The winners will be officially recognized at Leapfrog's Annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony on December 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Data used to identify Top Hospitals are gathered and publicly reported through The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey compares hospitals' performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors, providing the most comprehensive picture of how patients fare at individual institutions. The data collected also enable hospitals to benchmark their progress toward The Leapfrog Group's standards and measure the care they deliver.

To see the methodology for Top Hospitals and the full list of 2018 honorees, please visit

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care to provide consumers with the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

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