DMH Leapfrog(Dublin, OH) - The Leapfrog Group's annual list of Top Hospitals was announced on December 4th in Baltimore, Maryland and included OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital.  The announcement came at Leapfrog's Annual Meeting, focusing on transparency as the key to improved hospital safety, and Top Hospital Awards.

"It's a great honor to have Dublin Methodist recognized as one of The Leapfrog Group's list of Top Hospitals," said Barbara Evert, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Dublin Methodist. "It reflects our commitment to quality patient care from our physicians, nurses, associates and volunteers."

"The Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction is by far the most competitive award a hospital can receive.  Leapfrog holds hospitals to the highest standards on behalf of our purchaser members and their employees. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Dublin Methodist 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 Dublin Methodist for care," said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Dublin Methodist was selected as a Top Hospital out of nearly 1200 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group's annual survey.  This year, the Top Rural Hospital list includes a record 11 hospitals.  Other 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, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors.  The results of the survey are posted on a website (http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp) open to patients and families, the public, employers, and other purchasers of healthcare.

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 OhioHealth
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization serving and supported by the community. OhioHealth has also been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" six years in a row, 2007-2012.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is a family of 21,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, 17 hospitals, 21 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 40-county area. OhioHealth member hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital-Columbus, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, Hardin Memorial Hospital and Marion General Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.