Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Florida Hospital for Children were named Top Teaching Hospital and Top Children’s Hospital, respectively, by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, 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.
“We are honored to be recognized for our diligent work and dedication to patients,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Division. “I applaud all our physicians, nurses and staff for their commitment to our mission and providing patients the most advanced and compassionate care.”
Earlier this year, The Leapfrog Group also awarded Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida Hospital Apopka, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Florida Hospital East Orlando, Florida Hospital Kissimmee, Florida Hospital Orlando and Winter Park Memorial Hospital with “A” Safety Grades.
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Florida Hospital for Children received a Top Hospital 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 Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Florida Hospital for Children as 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospitals. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board of each 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 www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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.
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