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Published on December 08, 2014

Mother Frances Hospital Named Among the Nation's Best by Leapfrog

(TYLER) – The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) named Mother Frances Hospital Tyler among its annual list of Top Hospitals, an elite distinction widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards a United States hospital can receive. The award recognizes hospitals that exhibit excellence through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey in a combination of safety, quality and resource use standards set by Leapfrog, a nonprofit organization representing large purchasers of healthcare advocating for improvement in hospital care. This year 94 Top Hospitals are being recognized in the Children, Rural and Urban categories.

“These Top Hospitals represent the best of American healthcare and deserve to be recognized for their commitment to prioritizing the safety and well-being of their patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The results of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are used in high-stakes situations like national pay-for-performance programs – it’s crucial information used by purchasers, health-plans and consumers to assess the quality and safety of institutions nationwide. That’s why we’ll continue our push for hospitals to commit to transparency, and that means participating in and fully completing the Survey.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors. The Survey provides the most comprehensive picture of how patients fare at individual institutions. The data collected also enables hospitals to benchmark their progress and measure the care they deliver.

“Being named among the nations Top Hospitals by Leapfrog is an honor we are very proud to be awarded,” said John McGreevy, Chief Executive Officer, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler. “Without the concentrated efforts of the medical staff, physicians and all our employees, this honor would not be possible. Being recognized for safety and quality is a wonderful indication of the dedication Mother Frances exhibits toward our mission to enhance community health through service with compassion, excellence and efficiency.”

Demonstrating the highest standards of care, Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. Among the metrics included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are maternity care, evidence of a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors and appropriate staffing to ensure quality of care.

“We are incredibly pleased to be included in this prestigious list of hospitals who are distinguished nationally for their quality of care, service and safety,” said McGreevy. “This recognition is a strong example of the tireless effort and energy given by each member of the Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics team to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality healthcare available.”

To see the Top Hospitals Methodology and the full list of honorees in 2014, please visit The Leapfrog Group's Website.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of healthcare to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. The Hospital Safety Score is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.