Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital will be recognized tonight as a top rural hospital by the leapfrog group during their annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in safety and quality.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit watchdog organization that rates hospitals on how well they protect patients from errors and infections, as well as the effectiveness of procedures and other care they provide.
“The standards achieved by Top Hospitals reflect the high expectations set by Leapfrog and its expert panels, which starts with a commitment to transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We are honored to spotlight the hospitals that have truly gone above and beyond in their pursuit of excellence that protects patients and saves lives.”
The Top Hospital award is given to teaching, general, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospitals Methodology. This includes infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors, among other standards.
To see the full national list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.