Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital (QNHCH) was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.
Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers known as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. Top Hospitals will be honored tonight at the 2023 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
“Our Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital caregivers are dedicated to demonstrating unwavering perseverance, innovation and aloha. We thank each and every one of them for the outstanding care they provide to our patients on a daily basis. It is because of their dedication and commitment that this national distinction is possible,” said Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, President and CEO of The Queen’s Health System.
More than 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, QNHCH received a Top Rural distinction. A total of 132 Top Hospitals were selected, including:
• 8 Top Children’s
• 35 Top General
• 15 Top Rural
• 74 Top Teaching
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.” To qualify for the distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in their category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.