December 17, 2019

The 120 best hospitals, according to Leapfrog

Daily Briefing

    The Leapfrog Group on Tuesday released its 2019 Top Hospitals list, recognizing 120 hospitals for excellence in hospital quality, patient safety, and efficiency.

    Just updated: How Leapfrog chooses its Top Hospitals

    Methodology

    For the list, Leapfrog sorts hospitals into five categories and compares hospitals to their peers. The five categories Leapfrog uses are:

    • Children's hospitals;
    • General hospitals;
    • Large teaching hospitals (500 or more staffed beds);
    • Small teaching hospitals (fewer than 500 staffed beds); and
    • Rural hospitals.

    Leapfrog notes that the criteria for selection as a Top Hospital varies across the five categories but is "substantially similar" among them.

    To be eligible for recognition on the list, a hospital must:

    • Score in the top 10% of its peer group for their overall Value Score, as calculated based on the Leapfrog Value-Based Purchasing Program;
    • Comply with Leapfrog's never events policy;
    • Meet Leapfrog's standard for computerized physician order entry;
    • Meet Leapfrogs standard for ICU physician staffing;
    • Receive an "A" on Leapgrog's most recent Safety Grade rating; and
    • Satisfy the Top Hospital Selection Committee's qualitative review.

    The Top Hospitals of 2019

    Leapfrog recognized 102 Advisory Board members this year. Those hospitals are listed in alphabetical order by category and state. Click here to see Leapfrog's full list.

    Children's Hospitals

    California
    • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
    • Valley Children's Hospital
    Florida
    • Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando
    • Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    • Wolfson Children's Hospital
    New York
    • John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
    Pennsylvania
    • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Tennessee
    • Children's Hospital at Erlanger
    Washington
    • Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network

    General hospitals

    Florida
    • AdventHealth Apopka
    • AdventHealth Carrollwood
    • AdventHealth Daytona Beach
    • AdventHealth North Pinellas
    • AdventHealth Palm Coast
    • AdventHealth Sebring
    • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
    • AdventHealth Zephyrhills
    • JFK Medical Center North Campus
    • Jupiter Medical Center
    • Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
    • Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital
    Illinois
    • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
    • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks
    • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital
    Louisiana
    • Our Lady of the Lake Ascension
    Missouri
    • Mercy Hospital Washington
    Nevada
    • Henderson Hospital
    • Northern Nevada Medical Center
    New Jersey
    • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
    New Mexico
    • Lovelace Women's Hospital
    New York
    • St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center
    North Carolina
    • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
    • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
    • Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
    Texas
    • CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital ‐ Tyler
    • Medical City Alliance
    • Medical City Denton
    • Methodist Richardson Medical Center
    Virginia
    • Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
    • Inova Alexandria Hospital
    • Reston Hospital Center
    Washington
    • EvergreenHealth

    Large and small teaching hospitals

    California
    • Adventist Medical Center ‐ Reedley
    • Adventist Medical Center – Hanford
    • Kaiser Foundation Hospital ‐ San Diego Clairemont
    • Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Orange County ‐ Anaheim
    • Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Orange County ‐ Irvine
    • Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital, Downey Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center
    • Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
    • Stanford Health Care
    Colorado
    • Rose Medical Center
    • Sky Ridge Medical Center
    Florida
    • AdventHealth Orlando
    • Brandon Regional Hospital
    • Gulf Coast Medical Center
    Idaho
    • St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
    Illinois
    • Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
    • Loyola University Medical Center
    • Rush Oak Park Hospital
    Indiana
    • The Women's Hospital
    Massachusetts
    • Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
    • Carney Hospital
    Michigan
    • Covenant HealthCare
    • Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
    • Michigan Medicine
    • St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
    • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
    Nevada
    • MountainView Hospital
    New Jersey
    • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
    • Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital
    • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    New York
    • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
    North Carolina
    • Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
    • Rex Hospital
    Pennsylvania
    • Lancaster General Hospital
    • Lehigh Valley Hospital ‐ Cedar Crest
    • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    • St. Luke's University Hospital ‐ Bethlehem Campus
    Rhode Island
    • The Miriam Hospital
    South Carolina
    • Aiken Regional Medical Centers
    • Prisma Health Patewood Hospital
    Utah
    • Cache Valley Hospital
    Virginia
    • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
    • Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital of Richmond
    • Inova Fairfax Hospital
    • Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center
    • University of Virginia Medical Center
    Washington
    • St. Joseph Medical Center of Tacoma

    Rural hospitals

    Florida
    • AdventHealth Wauchula
    • Baptist Health South Florida Mariners Hospital
    Georgia
    • AdventHealth Gordon
    Kentucky
    • AdventHealth Manchester
    Maine
    • Waldo County General Hospital
    Michigan
    • Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital
    • Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
    Nebraska
    • Great Plains Health
    Pennsylvania
    • UPMC Northwest
    Texas
    • AdventHealth Rollins Brook
    • Memorial Medical Center ‐ San Augustine

    (Leapfrog release, 12/17; Leapfrog Top Hospitals methodology, 12/17; Leapfrog list, 12/17).

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