Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Henderson Hospital was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on healthcare safety and quality. Henderson Hospital was also named a Top General Hospital in 2018.
“This award highlights the diligent work and commitment by our employees and medical staff to create and sustain a culture of patient safety,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. “Receiving this award for the second consecutive year is an outstanding accomplishment and helps continue to build on our research, planning, implementation and evaluation of protocols for better outcomes; the hard-wired processes of the patient safety goals; and our team’s commitment to providing the best possible care during every shift.”
About 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Henderson Hospital received a Top General distinction. A total of 120 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
10 Top Children’s Hospitals
37 Top General Hospitals
18 Top Rural Hospitals
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 Henderson 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 Henderson community and surrounding areas. 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.