The Leapfrog Group announced today that Saint Joseph Hospital has been named a Top Hospital for 2016. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Saint Joseph Hospital's commitment to patient safety and quality.
Saint Joseph Hospital received a Top Teaching distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes:
- 9 Top Children's Hospitals
- 56 Top General Hospitals
- 21 Top Rural Hospitals
- 29 Top Teaching Hospitals
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital's ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
"Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "With this honor, Saint Joseph Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Denver and throughout Colorado requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible."
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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 and giving consumers 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.