Leapfrog names Top Hospitals for 2020, recognizes ‘pandemic heroes’

The Leapfrog Group has honored three LUMEDX clients as pandemic heroes: Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Florida, the MemorialCare COVID-19 Command Center in Fountain Valley, California, and the RWJBarnabas Health Patient Experience Team in New Jersey.

This new Leapfrog Pandemic Heroes Award was released along with its annual Top Hospitals Award, the Nation's most elite recognition for hospital excellence, which included 36 LUMEDX clients.

“This is an extraordinary year for all of us, but for hospitals, history broke down doors and barged right in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “In the pandemic, we needed our hospitals to save lives, comfort families, and support communities, schools, and the economy. American hospitals were there for us.”

The elite Top Hospital award recognizes the highest quality hospitals as identified through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Less than 5% of all eligible facilities receive the award. The list of LUMEDX clients that made the 2020 list include:

  • Seven AdventHealth facilities throughout Florida
  • Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Texas Bayshore Medical Center
  • New Jersey Berkshire Medical Center
  • Massachusetts Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Massachusetts Centura Health-Penrose Hospital and Centura Health-St. Francis Medical Center, Colorado
  • CHI St. Luke's Health Hospitals in Lakeside and The Woodlands, Texas
  • Fairview Park Hospital, Georgia
  • Healthpark Medical Center, Florida
  • Heart Hospital of New Mexico Holyoke Medical Center, Massachusetts
  • Three Inova hospitals in Virginia
  • Lee Memorial Hospital, Florida
  • Lovelace Medical Center-Downtown, New Mexico
  • Two MidMichigan Medical Center facilities
  • NYU Langone and Winthrop Hospitals, New York
  • Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Florida
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital, New Hampshire
  • Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge, South Carolina
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey
  • Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Massachusetts
  • University of California Irvine Health
  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Washington

Leapfrog is an independent national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality. To see the full list, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/ratings-reports/top-hospitals.

Posted by Jana Ballinger 12/17/2020 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19