December 4, 2014 – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) is among five hospitals in New Jersey and the only hospital in Bergen County named a “Top Hospital” by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, nonprofit ratings organization that measures patient safety.
The awards were announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2 in Washington, D.C.
“It is an honor to be named among this exclusive group of top hospitals,” said Warren Geller, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This distinction recognizes the efforts of our entire healthcare team, with each member bringing the highest level of quality care and compassion to the bedside of our patients.”
“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Englewood Hospital has proven it’s a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in the New York metro area.”
EHMC was one of less than 100 Top Hospitals recognized nationally, which includes academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban areas.
The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.
To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2014 Top Hospital, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is one of just many quality and patient safety awards received this year by EHMC. The medical center also received the Leapfrog Safety Score “A,” plus numerous awards from Healthgrades and Comparion Analytics.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using 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 flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. The Hospital Safety Score (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org) is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.