The Leapfrog Group recently awarded its Top Hospital distinction to four Adventist Health System facilities. The recognition showcases the facilities' and Adventist Health System's commitment to patient safety and quality.
"Providing top-notch, value-based Christian health care is at the core of the work all of our facilities do day in and day out," said Loran Hauck, MD, chief clinical officer for Adventist Health System. "The level of care that earned these facilities this distinction is a reflection of our systemwide and continuous efforts to provide exceptional care, quality and safety to patients as we carry out our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ."
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Florida Hospital North Pinellas and Florida Hospital Waterman all received a Top General Hospital distinction, while Manchester Memorial Hospital received a Top Rural Hospital distinction. These facilities are among 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country on a list that includes nine Top Children's Hospitals, 56 Top General Hospitals, 21 Top Rural Hospitals and 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 six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "With this honor, these hospitals have established a commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible."