University HealthCare Alliance

December 18, 2019

Stanford Health Care recognized as a “Top Hospital” by The Leapfrog Group

Stanford Health Care has been named one of the nation’s “Top Teaching Hospitals” by The Leapfrog Group. This is the first time SHC has received this tremendous designation, which was awarded to 55 academic medical centers from around the country on December 17. 

Leap Frog Awards 2019

​​​​​​(Pictured above: Angela Graf, senior quality consultant for SHC, receives the Top Hospitals award during a recognition dinner on December 17)

The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s national survey that measures hospitals’ performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality.

“All recognitions awarded by national organizations are meaningful, as markers of our high level of performance in patient safety and quality,” said Karen Frush, chief quality officer at Stanford Health Care. “This award is another confirmation that we are on the right journey – – a journey to “zero” harm, and a journey to providing the highest quality care to all our patients.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. All hospitals considered for the Top Hospital Award must rank in the top 10% of all hospitals for their overall Value Score. The Value Score is a weighted, composite score of the most important national patient safety, quality, and resource use standards, as assessed through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

The Leapfrog recognition is just the latest in several recent accolades received by Stanford Medicine.  In September, Stanford Medicine achieved a significant milestone — scoring in the top 10 percent of Vizient’s rankings for both inpatient and outpatient care. You have likely read the SHC Connect story and seen the banners adorning our campuses about our Vizient rankings, but we wanted to explain further the significance of Vizient’s rankings. So, please take a couple of minutes to watch the following video.

Both the Leapfrog and Vizient recognitions are significant milestones that could only be achieved by the hard work of every single employee across the organization.

Read the full thank you message from David Entwistle and Dean Lloyd Minor here​.

Read the more about the Leapfrog recognition on ​