For the third time in its seven years of operation, Nemours Children’s Hospital was named a national Top Children’s Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. Nemours is one of only 10 children’s hospitals to make the prestigious list of 120 hospitals in 28 states.
The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most respected honors that hospitals can receive in the country.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Nemours is particularly proud of this prestigious acknowledgment,” said R. Lawrence Moss, MD, President and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. “It exemplifies our unwavering commitment to high-quality, safe care for children. This achievement recognizes the passion and dedication of our committed team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, administrators, and support staff.”
“This recognition reflects our commitment to patient safety and excellence of care,” said Randy Hartley, Chief Operating Officer at Nemours Children’s Hospital.
Awards will be presented at the Leapfrog Group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category.
“We are pleased to recognize Nemours Children’s Hospital as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Orlando community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”