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Children's National Named to the 2009 Leapfrog Group Best Hospitals List
Date:12/10/2009

Survey recognizes commitment to quality and patient safety

Washington, DC (Vocus) December 10, 2009 -- Children’s National Medical Center is one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country named to the Leapfrog Group’s 2009 Top Hospitals List. The list is based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital survey, which focuses on objective measures and processes that ensure quality and safety.

“Once again, we are proud to be recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country as recognized by the prestigious Leapfrog Group,” said Edwin K. Zechman, Jr., president and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center. “Recognition by this group of demanding healthcare payers and thought leaders validates the measures we take at Children’s National to assure quality care in a safe environment for families in our region, across the country, and around the world.”    

Among the criteria that the Leapfrog Group uses to select top performing hospitals are processes proven to reduce errors and enhance quality:

 
  • Computerized ordering of medicines, tests, and procedures
  • Staffing with appropriately trained professionals in intensive care units
  • Comprehensive systems, including training all staff, to prevent, detect and manage serious errors
  • Focused efforts on preventing infections

The complete list of top hospitals, the survey methodology, and more detail about criteria can be found at http://www.leapfroggroup.org.

“While Congress debates healthcare reform, Children’s National Medical Center, along with all the hospitals recognized by the Leapfrog Group, demonstrates that we can deliver high-quality care in a safe environment, and that we can do it efficiently,” said Peter R. Holbrook, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Children’s National Medical Center. “We are encouraged that those who pay for health care – both private payers and government agencies – increasingly appreciate the importance of this recognition.”

Contact: Paula Darte or Jennifer Leischer, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.

About Children’s National Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children’s National is proudly ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit http://www.childrensnational.org. Children’s Research Institute, the academic arm of Children’s National Medical Center, encompasses the translational, clinical, and community research efforts of the institution. Learn more about our research programs at http://www.childrensnational.org/research.

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