The Leapfrog Group Will Publicly Report on Nursing Excellence

2011 Hospital Ratings Will Include Magnet® Status for the First Time

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of a growing body of studies highlighting the key role nurses' play in patient safety, The Leapfrog Group announced they will publicly report on hospitals that have demonstrated nursing excellence on Leapfrog's annual hospital survey. Making the announcement at AARP's Champion Nursing Council and Coalition Meeting in Washington, D.C., Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder stated, "With this addition to our annual survey, Leapfrog is recognizing the vital role nurses play in patient safety and their strong commitment to transparency. As I visit hospitals across the country, I am constantly finding that the highest performing hospitals, many of Leapfrog's Top Hospitals, have earned the prestigious recognition of Magnet® and nurses are the most vocal supporters of making patient safety and quality information transparent. Our employer members value this designation, and its implications for safety, and believe hospitals deserve recognition when they achieve it." The 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey data is publicly available for the first time today.

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The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies. Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with a reliable benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.

"We are thrilled that The Leapfrog Group has decided to recognize the achievement of the Magnet credential in this meaningful way," said Magnet Recognition Program® Director Craig Luzinski, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE. "Adding Magnet Recognition to the list of factors that exemplify safe and high quality care in the Leapfrog survey is an important way for these hospitals to be acknowledged for their nursing excellence."

Today's announcement comes as part of The Leapfrog Group's commitment to implement recommendations found in Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." Binder joined other healthcare, business, consumer, and education leaders at a meeting convened by the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. CCNA is working with national and state stakeholders to drive action in support of the IOM recommendations.

"Representing purchasers of healthcare, Leapfrog offers an important business perspective to the importance of strong nursing," said Susan Reinhard, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute and CCNA's Chief Strategist. "High quality health care requires high quality nurse-delivered care."

Hospitals participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey that indicate they have current Magnet® status designation, as determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will automatically earn full credit for Safe Practice #9 Nursing Workforce. This section of the survey is used to score hospitals on their commitment to staffing their hospitals with highly trained nurses and putting those nurses in leadership positions which allow them to have substantial input into patient safety issues.

The free survey, which is open to every acute-care hospital in the country, is the gold standard for comparing hospitals' performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the nation's oldest and most transparent all-payor national hospital survey.  Leapfrog's Survey team consult with leading purchasers and several panels of experts to continually update the survey to reflect the most up to date evidence and assure alignment with other national reporting initiatives such as CMS and the Joint Commission.

Results from the survey 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey can be viewed at www.leapfroggroup.org/cp where visitors can search for hospitals by city, state, or zip code. A list of hospitals reporting Magnet® status to Leapfrog is available at www.leapfroggroup.org/MagnetRecognition.  In addition, the designation will be displayed by hospital under the section titled "Steps to Avoid Harm." Visitors can also find information, by hospital, on infection rates, survival rates for certain high-risk surgeries, rates of hospital-acquired injuries, rates of early elective deliveries, and much more about a hospital's safety and quality.

The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health benefits founded a decade ago to work for improvements in health care safety, quality, and affordability. Leapfrog purchaser members use hospital survey results in contracting, open enrollment with their employees and other public reporting, benefits design, and value-based purchasing programs. View results of the 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey at www.leapfroggroup.org/cp. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey focuses on three critical areas of patient safety and quality: how patients fare, which includes issues like mortality for common high-risk surgeries and procedures; resources used to care for patients measured by length of stay and readmission rates; and management practices that promote safety and quality, such as adopting computerized physician order entry to reduce medication errors. For information on how to participate in the 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, visit www.leapfroghospitalsurvey.org.

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center

ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Magnet Recognition Program®, Pathway to Excellence®, and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™ Programs; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC's Institute for Credentialing Innovation® provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the first and only healthcare certification organization in the United States to have successfully achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. www.nursecredentialing.org

List of Hospitals Recognized for Achieving Magnet

Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Phoenix

AZ

Greenbaum Surgical Specialty Hospital

Scottsdale

AZ

Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn

Scottsdale

AZ

Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea

Scottsdale

AZ

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles

CA

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles

CA

Children's Hospital Of Orange County

Orange

CA

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Newport Beach

CA

Huntington Hospital

Pasadena

CA

John Muir Medical Center Concord Campus

Concord

CA

John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek Campus

Walnut Creek

CA

Palomar Medical Center

Escondido

CA

Scripps Memorial Hospital Of La Jolla

La Jolla

CA

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

La Mesa

CA

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego

CA

Stanford Hospital And Clinics

Stanford

CA

St. Joseph Hospital Of Orange

Orange

CA

University Of California Irvine Medical Center

Orange

CA

University Of California Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles

CA

Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver

CO

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora

CO

Medical Center Of Aurora

Aurora

CO

North Colorado Medical Center

Greeley

CO

University Of Colorado Hospital

Aurora

CO

Children's National Medical Center

Washington

DC

Baptist Health South Florida- Baptist Hospital Of Miami

Miami

FL

Baptist Health South Florida South Miami Hospital

South Miami

FL

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Oak Lawn

IL

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Downers Grove

IL

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Chicago

IL

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge

IL

Blessing Hospital

Quincy

IL

Central Dupage Hospital

Winfield

IL

Children's Memorial Hospital

Chicago

IL

Delnor Hospital

Geneva

IL

Edward Hospital

Naperville

IL

Memorial Medical Center Of Springfield

Springfield

IL

Methodist Medical Center Of Illinois

Peoria

IL

North Shore University Health System -Evanston Hospital

Evanston

IL

North Shore University Health System -Glenbrook Hospital

Glenview

IL

North Shore University Health System-Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park

IL

North Shore University Health System -Skokie Hospital

Skokie

IL

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights

IL

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest

IL

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago

IL

Osf St. Anthony Medical Center

Rockford

IL

OSF St. Francis Medical Center Of Peoria

Peoria

IL

Osf St. Joseph Medical Center

Bloomington

IL

Riverside Medical Center

Kankakee

IL

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago

IL

St. Francis Hospital Of Evanston

Evanston

IL

Swedish Covenant Hospital

Chicago

IL

University Of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago

IL

Iu Health La Porte Hospital

La Porte

IN

St. Mary's Medical Center Of Evansville

Evansville

IN

Childrens Mercy South Campus

Overland Park

KS

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Frankfort

KY

Kosair Children's Hospital

Louisville

KY

Baystate Medical Center

Springfield

MA

Children's Hospital Boston

Boston

MA

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston

MA

Lahey Clinic

Burlington

MA

Lowell General Hospital

Lowell

MA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston

MA

South Shore Hospital

South Weymouth

MA

Winchester Hospital

Winchester

MA

Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

Baltimore

MD

University Of Maryland Medical Center

Baltimore

MD

Maine Medical Center

Portland

ME

Mid Coast Hospital

Brunswick

ME

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Royal Oak

MI

Beaumont Hospital - Troy

Troy

MI

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Kalamazoo

MI

Children's Hospital Of Michigan

Detroit

MI

Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center

Detroit

MI

Helen Devos Children's Hospital

Grand Rapids

MI

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

Commerce Township

MI

Munson Medical Center

Traverse City

MI

Northern Michigan Regional Hospital

Petoskey

MI

Oaklawn Hospital

Marshall

MI

Sparrow Hospital & Health System

Lansing

MI

Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital

Grand  Rapids

MI

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

Grand Rapids

MI

Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota

Minneapolis

MN

Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota

St. Paul

MN

Mayo Clinic -  Methodist Hospital

Rochester

MN

St. Mary's Hospital Of Rochester

Rochester

MN

Children's Mercy Hospitals And Clinics

Kansas City

MO

Billings Clinic

Billings

MT

Gaston Memorial Hospital

Gastonia

NC

Rex Hospital, Inc.

Raleigh

NC

University Of North Carolina Hospitals

Chapel Hill

NC

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston-Salem

NC

Children's Hospital And Medical Center

Omaha

NE

Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

NE

Englewood Hospital And Medical Center

Englewood

NJ

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack

NJ

Hunterdon Medical Center

Flemington

NJ

Kimball Medical Center

Lakewood

NJ

Libertyhealth-Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City

NJ

Morristown Memorial Hospital

Morristown

NJ

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick

NJ

Valley Hospital Of Ridgewood

Ridgewood

NJ

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Buffalo

NY

St. Francis Hospital Of Roslyn

Roslyn

NY

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron

OH

Aultman Hospital

Canton

OH

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati

OH

Good Samaritan Hospital & Health Center

Dayton

OH

Grant Medical Center

Columbus

OH

Metrohealth Medical Center

Cleveland

OH

Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton

OH

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus

OH

Ohio State University Medical Center

Columbus

OH

Riverside Methodist Hospital

Columbus

OH

Southern Ohio Medical Center

Portsmouth

OH

The Christ Hospital Of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

OH

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Cleveland

OH

University Hospitals - Rainbow Babies And Childrens Hospital

Cleveland

OH

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland

OR

Providence St Vincent Medical Center

Portland

OR

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA

Hahnemann University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA

Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster

PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Allentown

PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg

Bethlehem

PA

Pinnacle Health At Harrisburg Hospital

Harrisburg

PA

St Christopher's Hospital For Children

Philadelphia

PA

Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospital

Charleston

SC

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

Spartanburg

SC

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt

Nashville

TN

Vanderbilt University Hospital

Nashville

TN

Baylor Jack And Jane Hamilton Heart And Vascular Hospital

Dallas

TX

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas

TX

Cook Children's Medical Center

Fort Worth

TX

Medical Center Of Plano

Plano

TX

Medical City Dallas Hospital

Dallas

TX

Plaza Medical Center Of Fort Worth

Fort Worth

TX

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth

Fort Worth

TX

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Plano

TX

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

Plano

TX

The Methodist Hospital

Houston

TX

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Roanoke

VA

Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery

Blacksburg

VA

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg

VA

Reston Hospital Center

Reston

VA

University Of Virginia Medical Center

Charlottesville

VA

Winchester Medical Center

Winchester

VA

Providence St. Peter Hospital

Olympia

WA

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle

WA

University Of Washington Medical Center

Seattle

WA

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau

WI

Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin

Milwaukee

WI

St. Mary's Hospital Of Madison

Madison

WI




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