Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Henderson Hospital was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group for the second consecutive year; it had previously been named a Top General Hospital in 2018 and 2019.
Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of this award is the affirmation that our residents are learning best practices and the foundation for high-quality healthcare during a historical era in our world’s health history – the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital. “What they have learned during their residency will remain with them through the rest of their medical careers.
“To consistently maintain quality and patient safety outcomes and meet the strict criteria of The Leapfrog Group over a four-year span, when our hospital is only five years old, is truly an awesome achievement and shows our employee and medical staff’s commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients,” said Kaufman.
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Henderson Hospital received a Top Teaching distinction. A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
8 Top Children’s
46 Top General
23 Top Rural
72 Top Teaching
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize Henderson as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henderson Hospital has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent healthcare in the southern Nevada community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”
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.