Leapfrog Patient Safety Recognition

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Leapfrog "Top Hospital" Award

For the fifth consecutive year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has earned the Top Hospital designation from The Leapfrog Group, which annually recognizes the best hospitals in the nation for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 13 children’s hospitals nationally to receive this honor and was the only children’s hospital in Los Angeles County to earn the top award.

Read the 2013 press release.

About the Honor


Snapshot of the Award

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the only national, public comparison of hospitals on key issues, including:

  • mortality rates for certain common procedures
  • infection rates
  • safety practices
  • measures of efficiency

The Thirteen Hospitals

The thirteen children’s hospitals recognized by The Leapfrog Group include:

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CA)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital (AZ)
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County (CA)
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (CA)
  • Children's Mercy Hospitals South Campus (KS)
  • Boston Children's Hospital (MA)
  • DMC Children's Hospital Of Michigan (MI)
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota St. Paul (MN)
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital (OH)
  • University Hospitals - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (OH)
  • Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh of UPMC (PA)
  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital (TN)
  • Texas Children's Hospital West Campus (TX)

About the Survey

Proud of This Quote

"This year’s class of Top Hospitals not only hits the mark in areas such as medication error prevention and preventing ICU deaths, but they also use their resources wisely, providing excellent and efficient outcomes for patients.  Regardless of what happens to health care reform, these hospitals are the future.”

- Leah Binder
CEO of The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care.  Hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey achieve hospital-wide improvements that translate into millions of lives and dollars saved.

About the Sponsoring Organization

The Leapfrog Group uses the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans.  The Leapfrog Group was founded in 2000 by the Business Roundtable and is supported by its members, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and other sources.