The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization, announced today the recipients of its 2016 Top Hospitals award, which the group awards to hospitals with that meets its quality and safety standards.
Top Hospitals have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and high-risk procedures, and lower readmission rates, the groups said.
Hospitals that are eligible to receive a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must have received an A in the most recent round of scoring to be eligible.
Only one hospital in Washington state made it into the group’s list this year, Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.
To learn more:
- Go to the Leapfrog group website,