National Recognition Distinguishes Hospital for Achievements in Quality and Safety
December 17, 2019 — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Englewood Hospital was named a Top Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety, quality, and transparency. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.
Of the 2,100 hospitals considered for the award, a total of 120—less than six percent of those eligible—were selected as Top Hospitals, including Englewood Hospital as one of 55 Top Teaching Hospitals.
Performance across many areas of hospital care 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.
“We are pleased to recognize Englewood Hospital as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the northern New Jersey community. We congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
Englewood Hospital’s distinction as a Top Hospital follows its recent achievement of an “A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from The Leapfrog Group, based on measures pertaining to freedom from harm, injuries, accidents, and errors to patients; only 33% of 2,600 hospitals graded earned an “A.” These merits demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to prioritizing patient and community wellness.