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12 Apr, 2017, 08:46 ET Five Years After the Launch of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Patient Safety Improves, But Crucial Work Remains

The Leapfrog Group today announced new grades for the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the first and only national health care rating focused on...


17 Mar, 2017, 08:47 ET The Leapfrog Group Announces Changes to the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Reflecting Hospital Advances in the Drive for Quality and Safety

The Leapfrog Group announced today several notable changes to its annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This year and every year, Leapfrog's team of...


06 Dec, 2016, 08:55 ET The Leapfrog Group Announces 2016 Top Hospital Recipients

The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization, announced today the recipients of its 2016 Top Hospitals award, an...


31 Oct, 2016, 09:00 ET New Hospital Safety Grades Released, Revealing How Prioritizing Safety Can Save Lives

Hospital safety breakdowns, including patient injuries, accidents and infections, kill over 200,000 Americans each year, making these errors the...


25 Apr, 2016, 09:55 ET Selecting the Right Hospital Can Reduce Your Risk of Avoidable Death by 50%, According to Analysis of Newly Updated Hospital Safety Score Grades

 The Leapfrog Group announced today the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score update. Alongside the new grades, as part of a contract with Johns...


16 Mar, 2016, 08:56 ET New Data Shows Infection Rates Still Too High In U.S. Hospitals

Though hospitals are making strides in avoiding central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract...


02 Dec, 2015, 08:54 ET The Leapfrog Group Names 2015 Top Hospitals

 The Leapfrog Group announced its 2015 Top Hospitals, a coveted list of hospitals that performed at the highest levels, nationally, based on...


06 Nov, 2015, 08:56 ET The Leapfrog Group Names Winners of its Inaugural "Living the Vision" Awards

 National non-profit, The Leapfrog Group, has named three exemplary organizations to receive its inaugural "Living the Vision" awards at its...


28 Oct, 2015, 08:54 ET Patient Safety Improvements Remain Sluggish, but Some Hospitals Shine: Consistent Top Performers and Dramatic Stories of Improvement

 Hospital Safety Scores, released today by The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the letter grades rating them on...


23 Oct, 2015, 09:48 ET Striking Variation Seen in Cesarean Section Rates at California Hospitals

 After championing a reduction in the occurrence of early elective deliveries at hospitals, The Leapfrog Group released new information on...


21 Oct, 2015, 13:40 ET The Leapfrog Group Names Business Roundtable President and Former Three-Term Michigan Governor John Engler to Board of Directors

 National nonprofit health care watchdog The Leapfrog Group announced today that Business Roundtable President and former three-term governor...


07 Oct, 2015, 08:47 ET First-Ever National Release of Cesarean Section Rates by Hospital Finds More Than 60 Percent of Reporting Hospitals Have Excessive Rates

After championing a drastic reduction in the occurrence of early elective deliveries at hospitals, The Leapfrog Group today released new...


09 Apr, 2015, 08:54 ET More Technology Being Deployed to Prevent Medication Errors in Hospitals, But It Fails Too Often, According to A New Report by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health

 Nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its report on Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Systems and...


02 Dec, 2014, 08:47 ET The Leapfrog Group Names 94 Top Hospitals in 2014

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) will announce its annual list of Top Hospitals today, an elite distinction widely acknowledged as one of the...


12 Nov, 2014, 08:47 ET Calculator Revealing Cost of Hospital Errors Validated by Care Innovations from Intel and GE

 With medical errors remaining the third-leading cause of death in the United States, employers and health care purchasers are increasingly...


29 Oct, 2014, 07:37 ET New Hospital Safety Scores Help Patients Find the Safest U.S. Hospitals

 At a time of unprecedented attention on U.S. hospitals, statistics suggest that more than 1,000 people die each day in the U.S. because of...


18 Jul, 2014, 07:57 ET New Report from The Leapfrog Group Details U.S. Hospital Performance

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of...


27 Jun, 2014, 08:05 ET The Leapfrog Group Appoints Two New Members to Its Board of Directors

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a national nonprofit organization advocating for improvements in patient safety and hospital transparency, has...


29 Apr, 2014, 08:27 ET Hospital Safety Score Reveals Hospitals Becoming Safer, but Dangers to Patients Lurk

 New research reveals that one in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital – it's one reason more than 1,000 people...


03 Dec, 2013, 00:01 ET The Leapfrog Group Names 2013 Top Hospitals

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) announced its list of Top Hospitals at its Annual Meeting today, highlighting the diversity of hospitals...


15 Nov, 2013, 10:35 ET The Leapfrog Group Invites Comment on Proposed New C-Section Measure for Hospital Survey

The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a nonprofit advocate for purchasers of health care, is asking hospitals to comment on a proposed addition to the...


23 Oct, 2013, 00:01 ET Hospital Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S., and New Hospital Safety Scores Show Improvements Are Too Slow

 New research estimates up to 440,000 Americans are dying annually from preventable hospital errors. This puts medical errors as the third...


26 Jul, 2013, 05:57 ET The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors

 During a time of flux for U.S. health care, employers and purchasers are increasingly concerned about how much value they receive for their...


08 May, 2013, 06:55 ET Latest Hospital Safety Scores Show Incremental Progress in Patient Safety

 When it comes to patient safety, all hospitals and U.S. states aren't created equal, according to the newly updated Hospital Safety ScoreSM....


21 Feb, 2013, 15:00 ET New Data: Early Elective Deliveries Decline at Hospitals as Health Leaders Caution Against Unnecessary Deliveries

The employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, announced today that the national rate of early elective deliveries dropped for...