Approximately six percent of U.S. hospitals achieve the prestigious recognition
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children have been designation as Top Hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors.
"This prestigious award affirms the dedication to excellence of all of our clinical and non-clinical teams," said David Strong, president and CEO, Orlando Health. "To be recognized nationally for our high quality care and patient safety is an honor that we all are happy to share."
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. Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is one of only 35 hospitals in the country to be designated a Top General Hospital. ORMC is one of only 53 hospitals to be named a Top Teaching Hospital. And Arnold Palmer Hospital is one of only 13 in the nation to earn the Top Children's Hospital designation. For hospitals to receive the designation, they must meet the Leapfrog Group's high standards that are established and defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology.
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit http://www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.