Beaver Dam Community Hospital received the top rural hospital award and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital received the top general hospital award.

This prestigious award is given annually to the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The award is given to all hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year’s Top Hospitals Methodology, which is updated annually.

Top Rural Hospitals must fully meet the following:

  • Leapfrog’s standard for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Leapfrog’s Never Events Policy
  • Hospital is eligible for a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and must receive an A on the letter grades publicly reported at the time of the Top Hospital public announcement.
  • Leapfrog’s standard on at least 50 percent of applicable measures.
  • Ranked in the top of their peer group based on the Value Score
  • Hospitals must satisfy the Top Hospital Selection Committee that in general the hospital embodies the highest standards of excellence worthy of the Leapfrog Top Hospital designation.

Top General Hospitals must fully meet the following:

  • Leapfrog’s standard for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE).
  • Leapfrog’s standard for ICU Physician Staffing (IPS)
  • Leapfrog’s Never Events Policy
  • Leapfrog’s standard on at least 50 percent of applicable measures.
  • Hospital is eligible for a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and must receive an A on the letter grades publicly reported at the time of the Top Hospital public announcement.
  • Ranked in the top of their peer group based on the Value Score.
  • Hospitals must satisfy the Top Hospital Selection Committee that in general the hospital embodies the highest standards of excellence worthy of the Leapfrog Top Hospital designation.

More than 1,800 hospitals report on those standards and the results are publicly reported for use by Leapfrog’s constituency of employers and other purchasers as well as employees and the public at large.

This is Beaver Dam Community Hospital’s third year in a row receiving this award, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s third time receiving it, and the first time for Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

Learn more about The Leapfrog Groups ‘Top Hospitals’ here

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