One of only seven children's hospitals in nation selected as Top Hospital
by the Leapfrog Group
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of only seven children's hospitals in the nation to have been selected as a 2008 Top Hospital by a national organization that evaluates patient safety at more than 1,220 participating hospitals.
Children's Hospital's recognition was based on the results of the 2008
Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which is the nation's premier hospital patient
safety evaluation tool. Thirty-three hospitals, including seven children's
hospitals and 26 hospitals participating in the voluntary survey were named
Top Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group. The Top Hospitals:
-- Fully met Leapfrog standards for implementing computer physician order
entry (CPOE) systems that help prevent medication errors, and have also
carefully tested their CPOE systems with Leapfrog's CPOE Evaluation
-- Fully met stringent performance standards for at least one of the
complex, high-risk procedures (such as heart surgery) done in that
-- Fully met the Intensive Care Unit staffing standard
-- Fully met or demonstrated "substantial progress" on 13 additional
nationally recognized safety practices, such as preventing pneumonia or
"Families place an amazing amount of trust in us when they bring their children here for care, and because of that, Children's Hospital's highest priority has always been and always will be the safety and well-being of our patients," said Christopher A. Gessner, president, Children's Hospital. "This recognition is a testament to the tremendous dedication of our nurses, physicians, employees and staff to upholding that trust and working hard to provide a safe environment."
The voluntary survey evaluates hospitals about
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