Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is proud to announce that it has been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for the first time. Previously, BID-Plymouth has received three “A” ratings over the last two years from the Leapfrog Group for outstanding patient safety and quality scores. Top Hospital designation is one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the United States. The recognition showcases BID-Plymouth’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
"For the last two years, BID-Plymouth has received three A ratings for our dedication to providing patients with the highest level of quality, safety, and outcomes,” says John Connolly, MD, Vice President of Medical Management and Chief of Anesthesia. “To now receive the Leapfrog Top Hospital designation is a testament to our programs, employees, nurses, and physicians who work together to ensure extraordinary patient care.”
BID-Plymouth received a Top General Hospital distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. BID-Plymouth was one of only two in Massachusetts to receive the Top Hospital honor.
“Our nurses, clinicians and care providers in all areas of the hospital provide exceptional patient care every day and we are honored to receive the Top Hospital designation for our patient care initiatives,” says Donna Doherty, RN, BSN, MM, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “For our patients, this means that they can be assured that their care is in great hands.”
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability 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 three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, BID-Plymouth has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients on the South Shore and Cape Cod requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 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 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.
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