CHOC Children’s Named One of the Safest Hospitals in the Nation by the Leapfrog Group

Did you hear our good news? CHOC Children’s Hospital has earned the “Top Hospital” designation from The Leapfrog Group for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients.  CHOC is one of only 13 children’s hospitals in the nation named to the “2013 Leapfrog Top Hospitals” list, based on results from The Leapfrog Group’s national survey.

A record number 1,324 hospitals participated in the survey, which measured performance in patient safety and quality.  Specifically, the survey focused on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare; resource use; and management structures in place to prevent errors. Demonstrating the highest standards in quality of care and resource use, Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.