Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and
quality, East Liverpool City Hospital was named a Top Rural Hospital by
The Leapfrog Group for the first time. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top
Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors
American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded
by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.
The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s “A”
Hospital Safety Grade, also from the Leapfrog Group.
“Patient Safety is an important part of East Liverpool City Hospital.
To be named one of the 17 Top Rural Hospitals in the nation is a great
accomplishment and an indicator of our commitment to the high level of
quality and safety we provide to our community,” said Keith Richardson,
President and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital.
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, East Liverpool City Hospital
received a Top Rural Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
- 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 35 Top General Hospitals
- 17 Top Rural Hospitals
- 53 Top Teaching Hospitals
“To be recognized nationally for the quality of care we provide is
an honor and I would like to say thank you to our entire healthcare team
at East Liverpool City Hospital for their continuous dedication in providing
patient centric care,” said Judy Carpenter, Director of Quality.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing
the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity
care, and the hospital’s capacity 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 six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said
Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this
honor, East Liverpool City Hospital has established its commitment to
safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients
in East Liverpool requires motivation and drive from every team member.
I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog
Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection
of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals.
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit
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.
“Our team at East Liverpool City Hospital is very committed to upholding
the highest standard of evidence-based practice. Our talented staff work
in a collaborative manner to focus on clinical excellence and will continue
to deliver exceptional care to the community that we serve,” said
Jayne Rose, Chief Nursing Officer.