Leapfrog Names Children's Hospital Among Top 10 in US

Leapfrog Names Children's Hospital Among Top 10 in US

The acknowledgment comes from The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan's largest employers and unions, along with The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality for consumers. Metroplex was named a Top General Hospital and Rollins Brook was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The rigorous standards are defined in each year's Top Hospital Methodology.

The Top Hospital list selection is based on The Leapfrog Group's annual survey of almost 1,900 hospitals, across the country.

"Each year roughly only two percent of hospitals in the country receive a Leapfrog Top Hospital award", said Bret Jackson, president, EAM.

The breakdown of this year's list of 109 Top Hospitals is 10 Top Children's Hospitals; 45 Top General Hospitals; 18 Top Rural Hospitals; and 36 Top Teaching Hospitals. "The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results", said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. 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 selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from almost 1,900 hospitals.

Founded in 2000, The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage healthcare safety, quality and affordability. In addition to comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services, Saint Anne's key services include the Fernandes Center for Children & Families; Joint Commission-certified Center for Orthopedic Excellence; Saint Anne's Hospital Regional Cancer Center; ambulatory surgery centers in Attleboro and Dartmouth; the Center for Pain Management in Swansea and Dartmouth; and geriatric psychiatry services at locations in Fall River and Stoughton.