Sentara Leigh Hospital earns Leapfrog top award
The Leapfrog Group has recognized Sentara Leigh Hospital as one of its Top Hospitals in 2015. This prestigious recognition showcases Sentara Leigh Hospital’s commitment to providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group as one of its top hospitals,” said Terrie Edwards, president at Sentara Leigh Hospital. “This award is a true testament to our team’s dedication to providing innovative and comprehensive care for our patients. And, this award coupled with our recent Magnet® designation, a recognition for excellence in patient care, innovation in nursing practice and a supportive work environment for nurses, underscores that Sentara Leigh Hospital is a healthcare partner our community deserves.”
Sentara Leigh Hospital was one of 98 Top Hospitals recognized and selected from hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The list includes:
- 24 Top Rural Hospitals
- 62 Top Urban Hospitals
- 12 Top Children’s Hospitals
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, Sentara Leigh Hospital has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in the Hampton Roads area. I congratulate all at Sentara 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.