Navigation Links
The Leapfrog Group Identifies Nation's 'Highest Value' Hospitals
Date:12/11/2008

13 Hospitals Meet Quality and Efficiency Criteria in Four Major Procedures

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group has identified the nation's Highest Value Hospitals based on a review of over 1,220 hospitals participating in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group is the first national quality organization to evaluate and identify hospitals providing excellent quality and at the same time demonstrating an appropriate use of resources for specific procedures.

"Consumers and purchasers are demanding both quality and cost effectiveness," said Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "These hospitals demonstrate that it is possible to deliver quality health care and to keep costs lower by using expensive health care resources efficiently."

Leapfrog is currently the only national organization asking hospitals for efficiency information, according to Binder. "We believe it's important to recognize not only good outcomes, but prudent use of resources as well. Quality and efficiency must go hand-in-hand if this nation is ever going to fix its broken health care system," she said.

The hospitals are (alphabetical order by state):

  • Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, California
  • Mercy Medical Center Redding, Redding, California
  • St. Mary's Hospital And Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Minnesota
  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee, Ohio
  • Providence St Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
  • Mercy General Health Partners (Sherman Campus), Muskegon, Michigan
  • St. Clare's Hospital Of Weston Inc, Weston, Wisconsin

The hospitals were deemed "highest value" based on their efficiency scores -- a combination of their quality and resource utilization scores -- for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and pneumonia care. To make Leapfrog's Highest Value list, a hospital had to have a top efficiency of care score for at least three of these four procedures and conditions. Resource use was measured by the hospital's severity-adjusted average length of stay for that procedure, inflated by the readmission rate. Quality scores are based on meeting appropriate processes of care measures, and (for CABG and PCI) hospital volume and risk-adjusted mortality.

Earlier this year 26 hospitals and seven children's hospitals were named 2008 Top Hospitals, based on results of the voluntary Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The survey is the nation's premier hospital patient safety evaluation tool and provides consumers and health care purchasers with up-to-date assessments of participating hospitals' quality and safety at its Web site, www.leapfroggroup.org.

Leapfrog Highest Value Hospital Awards will be presented at the Leapfrog Annual Meeting, Palomar Hotel, Washington, DC, December 12, 2008. Media are invited to the awards presentation to take place at the breakfast, 8:30-10 AM. The award is sponsored by CIGNA, Aetna, United Healthcare and Boehringer-Ingelheim.

The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) 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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Leapfrog Group
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SurgiCount Medical Joins The Leapfrog Group
2. The Leapfrog Group Launches Updated Hospital Rewards Program
3. More Hospitals Adopting Leapfrog Groups Never Events Policy Which Inculdes Apologies, Reporting, and Waiving Costs
4. Leapfrog Groups 2008 Top Hospitals Excel at Patient Safety
5. Statement of the Leapfrog Group on Hospital Overdose of Up to 17 Babies at CHRISTUS Spohn
6. Harvard Study in Joint Commission Journal: Mortality Rates Lower in Leapfrog Hospitals
7. The Leapfrog Group Releases 2008 Hospital Survey Offering Consumers Greater Assurance of Safety
8. Integrated Healthcare Association Welcomes Leah Binder, New CEO of Leapfrog Group to National Pay for Performance Summit
9. Summa Health Systems Akron City Hospital Named Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2007
10. LCA-Vision Board of Directors Responds to Recent Letters from Stockholder Group
11. Increase Public Health Work Force by 100,000 Employees, Public Health Groups Urge Harkin, Coburn
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Praeclarus Press ... mothers. These illustrations show the diversity of the breastfeeding mothers, using bright ... range of sizes. These illustrations are also available on tote bags, notepads, smartphone ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy ... Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 yesterday, which unveiled the latest ... for Tourism Products and Business at TAT said, “Thailand has long been recognized ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... August ... “Vision & Hearing,” advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of ... individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... consulting services and asset protection assistance to communities in North-Central West Virginia, is ... critical services to at-risk boys in the area. , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Golseth Agency, a Texas based insurance management and financial ... regional charity campaign organized to provide support to Christina Upchurch and her two children ... and her children returned from out of town to find her husband passed away ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law and Gulf Coast ... Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law family has ... years. That is why Mostyn Law is partnering with ... to show its appreciation. Blood supplies are running low. ... short of hospital needs in August. That is why the blood ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... N.C. , Aug. 15, 2017  Axium Pharmaceuticals Inc., the creator ... rumored to be in the beginning stages of an IPO. ... on epilepsy medications with the average cost of a prescription epilepsy drug ... ... Another staggering figure is the fact ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017  AOTI Inc. announced today that its ... Inc., has recently opened a New York City Office in ... of its unique Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: