December 17, 2019

The 120 best hospitals, according to Leapfrog

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    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


    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

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

    General hospitals

    • 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
    • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
    • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks
    • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital
    • Our Lady of the Lake Ascension
    • Mercy Hospital Washington
    • 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
    • CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital ‐ Tyler
    • Medical City Alliance
    • Medical City Denton
    • Methodist Richardson Medical Center
    • Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
    • Inova Alexandria Hospital
    • Reston Hospital Center
    • EvergreenHealth

    Large and small teaching hospitals

    • 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
    • Rose Medical Center
    • Sky Ridge Medical Center
    • AdventHealth Orlando
    • Brandon Regional Hospital
    • Gulf Coast Medical Center
    • St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
    • Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
    • Loyola University Medical Center
    • Rush Oak Park Hospital
    • The Women's Hospital
    • Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
    • Carney Hospital
    • Covenant HealthCare
    • Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
    • Michigan Medicine
    • St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
    • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
    • 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
    • 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
    • Cache Valley Hospital
    • 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
    • St. Joseph Medical Center of Tacoma

    Rural hospitals

    • AdventHealth Wauchula
    • Baptist Health South Florida Mariners Hospital
    • AdventHealth Gordon
    • AdventHealth Manchester
    • Waldo County General Hospital
    • Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital
    • Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
    • Great Plains Health
    • UPMC Northwest
    • 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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