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Leapfrog Group's 2008 Top Hospitals Excel at Patient Safety
Date:9/24/2008

ginia Mason Medical Center; Seattle, WA

Top pediatric hospitals are located in District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Top children's hospitals:

-- Children National Medical Center; Washington, DC

-- Children's Hospital Boston; MA

-- Children's Hospital of Michigan; Detroit

-- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; OH

-- Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital; Cleveland, OH

-- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; PA

-- Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt; Nashville, TN

"The Leapfrog survey is a vital tool for hospitals seeking to be more transparent and to demonstrate publicly their commitment to excellence in quality and patient safety. Through its partnership with employers and health care purchasing organizations across the country, Leapfrog is helping drive significant improvements in hospital care," said Jill Berger, Chair of The Leapfrog Group and Vice President, Health & Welfare for Marriott International, Inc.

Results for all hospitals participating in the 2008 can be found at http://www.leapfroggroup.org.

The Leapfrog Group (http://www.leapfroggroup.org). The Leapfrog Group uses its members' collective leverage to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 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.

The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters provides data collection, analysis, and support services to The Leapfrog Group for this hospital survey. The healthcare business of Thomson Reuters produces insights, information, benchmarks and ana
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