Press Release - Dec 4, 2012
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Named 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital
Boston, MA –For the sixth time, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has earned a spot on The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals, which was announced on December 4th in Baltimore, Maryland at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group's national survey that measures hospitals' performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors.
“At BWH we are committed to safe, high-quality care and we are continually refining our systems and processes to ensure this for our patients and their families,” said David Bates, MD, MSc, BWH’s Chief Quality Officer. “This recognition reflects the outstanding work that all our employees do on behalf of our patients every day to meet this commitment.”
“By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This hospital stands out as one consistently providing safe, high quality care, and I would be comfortable sending my family to the Brigham for care,” said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
In addition to being named a Top Hospital, BWH was also honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group. Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.