Alexandria, VA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inova Alexandria Hospital was named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. The Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. It comes just weeks after Inova Alexandria Hospital earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A, the gold standard measure of hospital patient safety in the United States.
“Inova Alexandria Hospital is honored to be one of just 118 hospitals nationwide to receive the elite Top Hospital award,” said Rina Bansal, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Inova Alexandria Hospital. “This select recognition from The Leapfrog Group is a significant achievement and further validates our efforts to transform our culture and provide our patients with the highest quality care in the safest environment possible.”
In establishing qualifications for the award, The Leapfrog Group considers performance across many areas of hospital care, including infection rates, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Inova Alexandria Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in the Alexandria community requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.