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The Leapfrog Group Releases Its 2009 Top Hospitals List
Date:12/4/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congress debates whether health care reform would control health care costs, Leapfrog's purchaser members point to 45 hospitals that lead through example -- delivering the best quality care in the nation while attaining the highest levels of efficiency. Thirty-four urban, eight children's and three rural hospitals have been named 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospitals, based on results from The Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

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New this year, Leapfrog recognizes a new category: Top Rural Hospitals. The award winners in are located in Georgia and Maine:

  • Polk Medical Center; Cedartown GA
  • Stephens Memorial Hospital; Norway ME
  • Waldo County General Hospital; Belfast ME

This year's top urban hospitals are located in 13 states - Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital; Phoenix AZ
  • California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus; San Francisco CA
  • California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus; San Francisco CA
  • California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus; San Francisco CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center; Anaheim CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center; Baldwin Park CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Bellflower/Downey Medical Center; Bellflower CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Hayward Hospital; Hayward CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Hospital; Sacramento CA
  • Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Hospital; Sacramento CA
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics; Stanford CA
  • University of California Davis Medical Center; Sacramento CA
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem's Highland Park Hospital; Highland Park IL
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Chicago IL
  • Rush University Medical Center; Chicago IL
  • University of Maryland Medical Center; Baltimore MD
  • Baystate Medical Center; Springfield MA
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Boston MA
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital; Boston MA
  • North Shore Medical Center - Union Hospital; Lynn MA
  • Norwood Hospital; Norwood MA
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital; Detroit MI
  • Harper-Hutzel Hospital; Detroit MI
  • Mayo Clinic - Methodist Hospital; Rochester MN
  • Mayo Clinic Saint Marys; Rochester MN
  • Regions Hospital; Saint Paul MN
  • The Valley Hospital; Ridgewood NJ
  • University Medical Center at Princeton; Princeton NJ
  • James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute; Columbus OH
  • The Ohio State University Hospital; Columbus OH
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital; Allentown PA
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System; Greenville SC
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital; Nashville TN
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center; Seattle WA

Top pediatric hospitals in 2009 achieved a quality score of 95 or better through Leapfrog's Hospital Recognition Program and are located in California, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee:

  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles; Los Angeles CA
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County; Orange CA
  • Children's National Medical Center; Washington DC
  • Children's Hospital Boston; Boston MA
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - Minneapolis; Minneapolis MN
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Cincinnati OH
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Pittsburgh PA
  • The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt; Nashville TN

The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) uses the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care 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 now independently operated with support from its members.

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals' performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. Hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey achieve hospital-wide improvements that translate into millions of lives and dollars saved. Leapfrog's purchaser members use Survey results to inform their employees and purchasing strategies. In 2009, 1,206 hospitals across the country completed The Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

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