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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Earns Coveted 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

ORANGE CITY, Fla., December 8, 2016 — Florida Hospital Fish Memorial was the only hospital in Volusia County to be named a Top Hospital from the Leapfrog Group. 
 
Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
 
“This is a great recognition and it is something we are very proud of. Our teams work hard every day to deliver exceptional patient care, and being named a Top Hospital from the Leapfrog Group is a validation of that hard work”, said Rob Deininger, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO. “Increasingly patients have tools, like Leapfrog, available to help them select the best care, and this accolade speaks to our culture of safety and affirms our commitment and dedication to our communities. Nobody wants to get sick and come to the hospital, but when they do, they want to receive exceptional care by exceptional people, and that’s what we do at Florida Hospital every day.”
 
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial received a Top General Hospital distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes:
  • 9 Top Children’s Hospitals 
  • 56 Top General Hospitals
  • 21 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 29 Top Teaching Hospitals
 
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.  
 
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in the Orange City area requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
 
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please 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.
 
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.
 
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On Nov. 6, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial was one of 115 facilities in the nation to be recognized as a Top Hospital from the Leapfrog Group.  Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s commitment to patient safety and quality. Pictured, from left to right: Florida Health Care Coalition director of quality and value measurement Ashley Tait-Dinger; Leapfrog Group president & CEO Leah Binder; Florida Hospital Fish Memorial chief nursing officer Jennifer Shull, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial director of quality Rhonda Battani, and Leapfrog Group board chair Laurel Pickering.