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

ystems, 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 ac
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