The Leapfrog Group has announced that nine hospitals in Pennsylvania have been named to its 2023 national list of Top Hospitals, including Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital in East Norriton receiving one of Leapfrog’s Top Teaching Hospital Awards. The elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in patient safety and quality. The winning facilities will be officially recognized today as part of Leapfrog’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner.
The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) is a Leapfrog Regional Leader in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, working with employer purchasers, payors, providers and patients to drive safe, high-quality health care.
“We congratulate the entire team at Einstein Montgomery Medical Center for earning this recognition,” said Neil Goldfarb, president and CEO of Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health. “While there has been significant media coverage of late regarding quality and safety concerns in some of our region's hospitals -- rightly so -- it's also important to acknowledge those provider organizations that successfully devote energy and resources to reducing errors and improving patient outcomes.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit watchdog organization that rates hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) on how well they protect patients from errors and infections, as well as the effectiveness of procedures and other care they provide. A total of 132 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including: 8 Top Children’s Hospitals, 34 Top General Hospitals, 15 Top Rural Hospitals and 75 Top Teaching Hospitals. A total of 27 ASCs were selected as Top ASCs.
“The Top Hospital Awards are the toughest and most competitive awards in the industry, so Pennsylvania should be very proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health has been a strong leader working with local hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to promote and recognize excellence in the Greater Philadelphia region.”
The Top Hospital award is given to teaching, general, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospitals Methodology. This includes infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors, among other standards. To see the full national list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group
is an independent national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey
and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey
collect and transparently report
hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
, 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter
About the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
(GPBCH) seeks to increase the value of health benefit spending for the region’s employers. We do this by improving workforce and community health, increasing healthcare quality and safety, and reducing health care costs. The Coalition represents employer interests in working with health plans, health care providers, benefits consultants, suppliers and other system stakeholders to address population health priorities and to ensure that when health care is needed it is accessible, affordable, equitable, high-quality, and safe.
Director, Program Development & Communication
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
123 South Broad Street, Suite 1235
Philadelphia, PA 19109