Children's Named a Top Hospital for Quality and Safety
2021 Award is one of eight national pediatric honors from The Leapfrog Group
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Children's Hospital at Erlanger was named a Top Children's Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
This award is based on quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance, including:
- Infection rates
- Maternity care
- Capacity to prevent medication and other errors.
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety.Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Children's Hospital at Erlanger received a Top Children's Hospital distinction.
Leapfrog's 149 Top Hospitals for 2021 Include:
- Eight Top Children’s Hospitals
- 46 Top General Hospitals
- 23 Top Rural Hospitals
- 72 Top Teaching Hospitals.