DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Earns 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award…

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Earns 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award…

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.

The Leapfrog Group is a national watchdog organization

of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.

“Children’s Hospital of Michigan is honored to be nationally recognized as one of the nine top children’s hospitals in the country for quality and safety,” said Kathy Donovan, MSN, NE-BC and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “This recognition highlights our exceptional team and their dedication to providing the safest and highest quality pediatric care to the children of Southeast Michigan and beyond. I am extremely proud of our team and honored to provide nationally recognized care to our community.”

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award.

Among those, Children’s Hospital of Michigan received a Top Children’s distinction. A total of 105 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:

  • 9 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 29 Top General Hospitals
  • 19 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 48 Top Teaching Hospitals

The quality of patient care

across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“Being recognized as a Top Hospital is an extraordinary feat and we are honored to recognize Children’s Hospital of Michigan this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Despite the extraordinary pressure and strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital of Michigan has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to patients and to the Detroit and Southeast Michigan community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction,

hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2020 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, www.childrensdmc.org

For over 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services, the hospital draws patients from nearly every Michigan County, 39 additional states, and 22 countries, annually and provides the highest level of pediatric specialty care available for children.  It is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

 

Lindsey Jenn

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