COLUMBUS, Ohio - OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
announced today that it has been named to the Leapfrog Group's
annual list of Top Hospitals. The award was announced
today at Leapfrog's annual meeting in Washington D.C.
Widely cited as the nation's most competitive hospital quality
award, the Top Hospitals designation recognizes hospitals that
deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors,
reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like heart bypass
surgery, and reducing readmissions for patients being treated for
conditions like pneumonia and heart attack.
"The field of hospitals' considered for this year's elite
Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction was more competitive than
ever. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Doctors
Hospital has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of
quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog
Hospital Survey. If my family or friends needed care I'd be
comfortable sending them to Doctors Hospital," said Leah Binder,
President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
"OhioHealth Doctors Hospital is honored to be chosen as a 2013
Top Hospital from the Leapfrog Group," said Joseph Geskey, DO, vice
president of Medical Affairs at Doctors Hospital. "This
prestigious award recognizes the continual focus our doctors,
nurses, associates, and hospital leadership have toward ensuring
our patients receive medical care in a safe, effective environment
while embracing Ohio Health's commitment toward ensuring a safety
culture in all of our inpatient and outpatient clinical sites. We
look forward to our continued partnership with our patients and the
community to ensure that we continue to give medical care that is
safe, effective and holistic."
Doctors Hospital was selected as a Top 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 the results of the
Leapfrog Group's annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals'
performance on patient safety and quality. It focuses on
three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource
use and management structures in place to prevent errors.
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the toughest standard-bearer and
provides the most complete picture of a hospital's safety, quality,
and resource use performance. Top Hospitals have lower
infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures,
decreased length of stay, and fewer readmissions.