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Leapfrog Names Top Hospitals

September 24, 2008
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The Washington-based Leapfrog Group named 26 and seven children’s hospitals as their 2008 Top Hospitals, based on results of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

The Top Hospitals in 2008 fully meet Leapfrog standards for not only implementing CPOE, but also having tested their CPOE systems with Leapfrog’s CPOE Evaluation Tool. The recognized institutions also fully meet stringent performance standards for at least one of the complex, high-risk procedures done in that particular hospital; fully meet the ICU staffing standard; and fully meet or demonstrate “substantial progress” on 13 additional nationally recognized safe practices, such as preventing pneumonia or bloodstream infections.

The Top Hospitals in 2008 are as follows:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco)
  • Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center (Bellflower, Calif.)
  • Kaiser Permanente Harbor City Medical Center (Harbor City, Calif.)
  • University of California UCI Medical Center (Orange, Calif.)
  • Evanston Hospital (Evanston, Ill.)
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
  • Sinai Hospital (Baltimore)
  • University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore)
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center (Detroit)
  • Harper-Hutzel Hospital (Detroit)
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals (Clinton Township, Mich.)
  • Saint Mary’s Health Care (Grand Rapids; Mich.)
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, N.J.)
  • University Medical Center at Princeton; N.J.)
  • NYU Hospitals Center (New York)
  • Summa Health Systems Hospitals - Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio)
  • The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland)
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.)
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg (Bethlehem, Pa.)
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle)

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