One of only 98 hospitals honored with national distinction for patient care
For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Parkland Memorial Hospital to its annual list of Top Hospitals. This coveted and respected recognition showcases Parkland’s commitment to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest quality healthcare for consumers and purchasers alike.
“Earning this recognition by the Leapfrog Group is a tribute to our entire staff and their absolute commitment to quality, safety and excellence in patient care,” said Fred Cerise, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System. “I am extremely proud of this accomplishment because it recognizes Parkland’s determination to provide the highest possible level of care to our patients.”
Parkland was one of only 98 Top Hospitals recognized in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The list includes:
The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.
“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, Parkland has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in Dallas County. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians of Parkland whose efforts achieved these results.”
The Top Hospital award is given to urban, rural and children’s hospitals that publicly report their performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in each year’s Top Hospitals Methodology.
To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2015 Top Hospital, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. 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. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.