Orlando Health South Lake Hospital is one of three Orlando Health hospitals to be designated as 2019 Top Hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Orlando Health South Lake is joined in the 2019 Top Hospitals list by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. The annual list has included at least two Orlando Health hospitals every year since 2015 with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer earning the recognition each year. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the Top Hospital award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and hospitals’ capacity to prevent medication errors.
John Moore, President, Orlando Health South Lake. “
“All of our hospitals, having received this prestigious award at least once over the last five years, demonstrates our commitment to serve our customers well,” said David Strong, the efforts our teams put forth every day to provide patients with safe, high-quality care.”
The Top Hospital designation recognizes the highest performing hospitals in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and is widely cited as one of the nation’s most competitive quality awards. Orlando Health South Lake and Orlando Health – Health Central are two of only 37 hospitals in the country to be designated 2019 Top General Hospitals. In November, both hospitals were also recognized by the Leapfrog Group for patient safety and awarded “A” grades. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is one of only 19 in the nation to earn the 2019 Top Children’s Hospital designation. (Pediatric hospitals, including Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital, are not included in Leapfrog’s safety grading program.)
The selection of 2019 Top Hospitals is based on surveys from nearly 2,100 facilities. For hospitals to receive the Top Hospital designation, they must meet the Leapfrog Group’s high standards that are established and defined in each year’s Top Hospitals Methodology. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit http://www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.