Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Henderson Hospital was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. 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 widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality.
2020 is the first time Henderson Hospital earned the Top Teaching Hospital award. It received Top General Hospital designations in 2018 and 2019.
"The sustained teamwork by our employees and medical staff to maintain a culture of patient safety, especially over the past 12 months, speaks volumes of their commitment to excellence," said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital. "Along with our usual patient safety measures, we had the added layer of safety issues surrounding the pandemic. I’m very proud of our team and their dedication to providing the best possible care to our patients."
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Henderson Hospital received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction. A total of 105 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
- 9 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 29 Top General Hospitals
- 19 Top Rural Hospitals
- 48 Top Teaching Hospitals
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance 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.
"Being recognized as a Top Hospital is an extraordinary feat and we are honored to recognize Henderson Hospital this year," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Despite the extraordinary pressure and strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henderson Hospital has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to patients and to the communities it serves. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible."
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, and achieve top performance in its category.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.