|[December 03, 2013]
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Awarded Coveted 2013 Leapfrog Top Children's Hospital Distinction
STANFORD, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Leapfrog Group has named Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford to its annual list of Top
Hospitals. The announcement is being made at the Leapfrog Annual Meeting
on December 3 in Arlington, Va., which gathers key decision-makers from
Leapfrog's network of purchaser members, industry partners, health care
stakeholders and national collaborators. Packard Children's Hospital is
the only children's hospital in Northern California to receive the
"This is a wonderful honor that we share with our entire staff and
medical staff at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford
Medicine," said Christopher G. Dawes, president and chief executive
officer. "We thank the Leapfrog Group for recognizing our network-wide
commitment to quality and patient safety."
Chief Clinical Patient Safety Officer Paul
Sharek, MD, MPH, said the award acknowledges the hospital's
continued excellence and international thought leadership in reducing
medical and health system errors. "The Leapfrog award is a highly
respected recognition that our quality of care and patient safety
outcomes continue to be among the nation's best," Sharek said.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital was selected as a Top Children's
Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The
Leapfrog Group's annual survey. Hospitals reaching this achievement
include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, children's
hospitals, and community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban
settings. The selection is based on measurements of a hospital's
performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on critical areas of
hospital care in place to prevent errors. The results of the survey are
posted at http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp
and are open to patients and families, the public, employers and other
purchasers of health care.
"By achieving the Top Children's Hospital accolade, Lucile Packard
Children's Hospital has demonstrated exemplary performance across all
areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog
Hospital Survey," said Leah Binder, president & chief executive officer
of TheLeapfrog Group.
Hospitals with high quality scores have demonstrated strict adherence to
Leapfrog's quality and safety standards. The Leapfrog website provides
specific details about these calculations at www.leapfroggroup.org/competitivebenchmarking.
"From the executives to the physicians to the staff, everyone at Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Medicine relentlessly pursues
perfect quality and safety outcomes every day," said Sharek, who is also
medical director of the hospital's Center for Quality and Clinical
Effectiveness and an associate professor of pediatrics at the Stanford
University School of Medicine.
The Leapfrog Top Children's Hospital honor builds on a year of
significant awards and recognition for Lucile Packard Children's
Hospital, including distinction as a Top
Performer on Key Quality Measures from The Joint Commission, the
leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, and the
highest rankings of any children's hospital in Northern California
in the U.S. News & World Report Best
Children's Hospitals 2013-2014 survey.
A complete list of 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospitals will be available
on December 3, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. ET. Media can obtain an advance copy
by contacting Stephanie Heckman at email@example.com
or at 908-276-4344 x502.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org)
is a national organization using the collective leverage of large
purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the
safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The
flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their
contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The
Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the
Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently
operated with support from its purchaser and other members.
About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is an internationally
recognized 311-bed hospital and leading regional medical network
providing a full complement of services for the health of children and
expectant mothers. Together, our world-class Stanford
Medicine doctors, nurses and staff deliver innovative, nurturing
care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric
specialty. Packard Children's is annually ranked as one of the nation's
finest by U.S. News & World Report and the only Northern
California children's hospital with specialty programs ranked in the U.S.
News Top 10. Learn more about our full range of preeminent
programs at lpch.org and the Packard Children's Health Alliance at PCHA.org.
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