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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
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