Top rural, urban, children's hospitals named by Leapfrog

California, Massachusetts, Maine lead the pack
By Henry Powderly
03:03 PM
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The Leapfrog Group this week named its top hospitals, touting 98 facilities for quality of care and patient safety.

The results are gleaned by the the consultant's annual survey, which asks hospitals to share metrics tied to safety and quality benchmarks.

Out of the 98 facilities honored, 12 were children's hospitals, 24 were rural hospitals and 63 were urban hospitals, Leapfrog said.

According to the group, California, Massachusetts and Maine continues to boast the most top hospitals, joined by New Hampshire and Utah, which for the first time saw top hospitals.

"We're honored to recognize hospitals that showcase the best of American health care. It takes leadership, teamwork and absolute dedication to patients to achieve this award," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, in a statement.

"We are also proud of all the hospitals that volunteer to publicly report to Leapfrog, and we've seen amazing growth and improvements in those hospitals. By setting Leapfrog's tough standards as a goal and publicly reporting their progress, they are earning the trust of their communities."

The top hospitals program is an annual award. Leapfrog also runs a Hospital Safety Score program that it updates twice a year, grading facilities from 'A' to 'F' on their patient safety metrics.

Here is the full list of Leapfrog Top Hospitals. We have also included the facilities star rating score by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a comparison where applicable. CMS star ratings, however, are based on patient experience, gleaned from patient survey responses.

Leapfrog top Hospital State Type CMS star rating
Leapfrog top Hospital State Type CMS star rating
Banner Boswell Medical Center Arizona Urban hospital 4
Thompson Peak Hospital Arizona Urban hospital 4
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Antioch California Urban hospital 2
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Richmond California Urban hospital 2
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Roseville California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Santa Clara California Urban hospital 4
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - South San Francisco California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Vacaville California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Vallejo California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Francisco California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital South Bay California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Orange County - Anaheim California Urban hospital 4
Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital, Downey Medical Center California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center California Urban hospital n/a
Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center California Urban hospital n/a
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center California Urban hospital 3
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center California Urban hospital 3
St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital California Urban hospital 3
University of California Davis Medical Center California Urban hospital 3
University of California Irvine Medical Center California Urban hospital 3
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Florida Urban hospital 2
Orlando Regional South Seminole Hospital Florida Urban hospital n/a
Osceola Regional Medical Center Florida Urban hospital 2
Piedmont Henry Hospital Georgia Urban hospital 2
Straub Clinic & Hospital Hawaii Urban hospital 4
Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Illinois Urban hospital 2
Adventist Medical Center - La Grange Illinois Urban hospital 4
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center Illinois Urban hospital 5
Wesley Medical Center Kansas Urban hospital 3
Carney Hospital Massachusetts Urban hospital 2
Emerson Hospital Massachusetts Urban hospital 4
Harrington Memorial Hospital Massachusetts Urban hospital 3
Mercy Medical Center Massachusetts Urban hospital 3
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Massachusetts Urban hospital n/a
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Minnesota Urban hospital 3
Mercy Hospital St. Louis Minnesota Urban hospital 4
Rex Hospital, Inc. North Carolina Urban hospital 4
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center New Jersey Urban hospital 3
Saint Barnabas Medical Center New Jersey Urban hospital 3
Virtua Marlton Hospital New Jersey Urban hospital n/a
Virtua Voorhees Hospital New Jersey Urban hospital n/a
NYC Health + Hospitals - Harlem New York Urban hospital n/a
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Ohio Urban hospital n/a
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital Ohio Urban hospital n/a
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital Ohio Urban hospital n/a
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Ohio Urban hospital n/a
Reading Hospital Pennsylvania Urban hospital 3
The University of Tennessee Medical Center Tennessee Urban hospital n/a
Methodist Dallas Medical Center Texas Urban hospital 3
Metroplex Hospital Texas Urban hospital 4
Parkland Health & Hospital System Texas Urban hospital 2
Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Utah Urban hospital 3
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital of Richmond Virginia Urban hospital 3
John Randolph Medical Center Virginia Urban hospital 2
Johnston-Willis Hospital Virginia Urban hospital 3
Sentara Leigh Hospital Virginia Urban hospital 4
Virginia Hospital Center Virginia Urban hospital 4
Virginia Mason Medical Center Virginia Urban hospital 3
Bellin Memorial Hospital Wisconsin Urban hospital 4
Mercy Regional Medical Center Colorado Rural hospital 4
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Colorado Rural hospital 4
Sterling Regional MedCenter Colorado Rural hospital 4
OSF Holy FamilyMedical Center Illinois Rural hospital n/a
Fairview Hospital Massachusetts Rural hospital 5
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Maine Rural hospital n/a
Cary Medical Center Maine Rural hospital 4
Houlton Regional Hospital Maine Rural hospital 4
Inland Hospital Maine Rural hospital 3
LincolnHealth Maine Rural hospital n/a
Sebasticook Valley Health Maine Rural hospital 4
OSF St. Francis Hospital Michigan Rural hospital n/a
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Michigan Rural hospital n/a
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Michigan Rural hospital 3
Carolinas Healthcare System- Kings Mountain North Carolina Rural hospital 4
Northern Hospital of Surry County North Carolina Rural hospital 3
Littleton Regional Healthcare New Hampshire Rural hospital 4
Geisinger Medical Center Pennsylvania Rural hospital 4
Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital South Carolina Rural hospital 3
Bolivar General Hospital Tennessee Rural hospital n/a
Camden General Hospital Tennessee Rural hospital n/a
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare-Llano Texas Rural hospital 3
Rollins Brook Community Hospital Texas Rural hospital 5
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Wisconsin Rural hospital 4
Phoenix Children's Hospital Arizona Children's hospital n/a
Children's Hospital Los Angeles California Children's hospital n/a
Children's Hospital of Orange County California Children's hospital n/a
Children's National Health System Washington D.C. Children's hospital n/a
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Florida Children's hospital n/a
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Illinois Children's hospital n/a
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - St. Paul Minnesota Children's hospital n/a
University Hospitals - Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Ohio Children's hospital n/a
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pennsylvania Children's hospital n/a
Children's Medical Center Plano Texas Children's hospital n/a
Cook Children's Medical Center Texas Children's hospital n/a
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus Texas Children's hospital n/a

This story first appeared on Healthcare Finance.