Saint Mary’s Earns National Award for Quality
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and
quality, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center was named a Top General
Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the first time. The Leapfrog Top Hospital
award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American
hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The
Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Saint Mary’s received
a Top General distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
- 10 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 45 Top General Hospitals
- 18 Top Rural Hospitals
- 36 Top Teaching Hospitals
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.
The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s
Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are proud to recognize Saint Mary’s as a 2017 Leapfrog
Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and
the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting
quality first and achieving results,” said Leah Binder, president
and CEO of Leapfrog.
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog
Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys
from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored
as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers,
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers
to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals
based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves
and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.