An organization that grades hospitals on safety, quality, and efficiency has recognized Stanford Hospital & Clinics as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The Leapfrog Group gave “top hospital” designations to 92 hospitals nationwide.
“This recognition demonstrates our commitment to providing the very highest standards of care to every one of our patients,” said Amir Dan Rubin, president and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics. “We feel honored to be among the hospitals Leapfrog has distinguished for their superior quality and safety.”
According to a Stanford spokesperson Linda Apeles, the Leapfrog survey focuses on computer physician order entry; evidence-based hospital referral, a quality metric based largely on volumes and outcomes of certain high-risk elective procedures; intensive care unit staffing by physicians experienced in critical care medicine; and the Leapfrog Safe Practices Score, which measures 17 safe practices aimed at goals such as preventing illness and infections, creating and sustaining a culture of safety, matching care needs to service capability and improving medication management.
“The Leapfrog top hospital distinction is by far the most competitive award a hospital can receive,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “Leapfrog holds hospitals to the highest standards on behalf of our purchaser members and their employees. By achieving the top hospital accolade, Stanford Hospital & Clinics 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 Stanford for care.”
“At Stanford Hospital & Clinics, we pride ourselves on delivering high-value health care,” said Kim Pardini-Kiely, vice president for quality and effectiveness. “Our commitment to clinical effectiveness and patient safety means that we work to continually improve outcomes, reduce variation in our care processes, and eliminate hospital-acquired conditions. We strongly believe that transparency is essential in creating a culture that places patient safety above all else, and so this recognition is very important to us.”
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