Forty-one U.S. hospitals have been named in Leapfrog's 2007 "Top Hospitals List," based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.
According to Washington-based Leapfrog, the survey results reveal significant findings about the state of health care quality and safety in the nation's hospitals, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), ICU Physician Staffing (IPS), Evidence-Based Hospital Referral (EBHR) and the Leapfrog Safe Practices Score (SPS).
The following hospitals are included in the 2007 Leapfrog Top Hospitals List:
Â· Alta BatesSummitMedicalCenter - Summit Campus (Oakland, Calif.)
Â· Baystate MedicalCenter (Springfield, Mass.)
Â· Beth IsraelDeaconessMedicalCenter (Boston)
Â· Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston )
Â· California PacificMedicalCenter - Pacific Campus (San Francisco)
Â· Evanston Hospital (Evanston, Ill.)
Â· Hamot MedicalCenter (Erie, Pa.)
Â· Harper-Hutzel Hospital (Detroit)
Â· Henry FordHospital (Detroit)
Â· James CancerHospital and Solove Research Institute (Columbus, Ohio)
Click here for the complete 2007 list and a detailed explanation of the Top Hospitals methodology and the differences between the 2006 and 2007 lists.