Phoenix Children’s 2012 Leapfrog quality and safety performance: Among the best in the nation
The 2012 Leapfrog Survey results are in, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been named a 2012 Top Children’s Hospital. Only 12 children's hospitals in the nation met the Leapfrog Group’s high standards and this elite recognition demonstrates the Hospital’s firm commitment to quality and patient safety.
Phoenix Children’s received the highest possible ratings for:
- preventing medication errors
- appropriate ICU staffing
- steps to avoid harm
- and managing serious errors
These results demonstrate that Phoenix Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the safest care possible. Processes and systems are designed with patient safety in mind, and a culture has been established that clearly prioritizes patient safety.
A hospital that consistently provides safe, high-quality care
“Being named a Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Group is a great achievement for all of us,” said Phoenix Children’s Medical Staff President Jeffrey Morray, MD. “Phoenix Children's was one of just 12 children’s hospitals named in this year’s list of Top Hospitals, including many institutions that we want to be compared to. We can take pride in this achievement.”
Phoenix Children’s was selected based on the annual Leapfrog Group hospital survey that measures hospital performance on how patients fare, resource use and management structures in place to prevent errors.
“The Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction is by far the most competitive award a hospital can receive. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Phoenix Children's has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This hospital stands out as one consistently providing safe, high-quality care, and I would be comfortable sending my family to Phoenix Children's for care,” said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
About the Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care.
Hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey achieve hospital-wide improvements that translate into millions of lives and dollars saved. Leapfrog’s purchaser members use Survey results to inform their employees and purchasing strategies.