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Jul 18, 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...

Jun 27, 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...

Apr 29, 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...

Mar 18, 2014, 07:47 ET

The Leapfrog Group Partners with Castlight Health to Analyze 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Data

In an effort to bring greater analysis and context to hospital performance data, gathered through its Leapfrog Hospital Survey, The Leapfrog Group...

Mar 03, 2014, 07:47 ET

Dramatic Decline in Dangerous Early Elective Deliveries

 The national rate of maternal early elective deliveries dropped for the third year in a row, with the national average for the first time...

Dec 03, 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...

Nov 15, 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...

Oct 23, 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...

Jul 26, 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...

May 08, 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....

Feb 21, 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...

Dec 18, 2012, 10:11 ET
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New Hospital Safety Score App (Free for Download) Gives Consumers Access to Grades of Local Hospitals for Quick Comparison

The national nonprofit the Leapfrog Group today announced the Hospital Safety Score(SM) app, now available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices,...

Dec 12, 2012, 10:42 ET
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Johns Hopkins's Armstrong Institute to Support the Hospital Safety Score and Leapfrog Hospital Survey

 The Leapfrog Group has engaged the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, to provide analytical...

Dec 04, 2012, 08:37 ET
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The Leapfrog Group Announces 2012 Top Hospitals List

Record number of hospitals make prestigious list, including a record number of 13 Top Rural Hospitals The Leapfrog Group announced its...

Nov 28, 2012, 08:24 ET
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Errors and Infections Still a Serious Problem in American Hospitals: A, B, C, D or F Hospital Safety Scores Assigned to Local Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group

The latest update to the Hospital Safety Score(SM), the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors,...

Jun 22, 2012, 08:44 ET
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Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont Top the List of Safest Hospitals in National State-by-State Ranking; Rhode Island, Missouri Hospitals Rank Lowest

The following is being issued by The Leapfrog Group: Location may matter when it comes to where you get your healthcare, according to the newly...

Jun 06, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Hospitals Receive A, B, C, D or F Scores for Patient Safety

Infections, Medication and Medical Errors, and Injuries Still Rampant, but Some Hospitals Are Safer Than Others  Approximately 400...

Apr 27, 2012, 10:22 ET
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Lack of Testing and Monitoring of Health IT by Hospitals and Vendors Potentially Jeopardizes Patients -- Hospital Performance Is Improving, but More Must Be Done

 As the nation's hospitals rush to adopt new health information technologies such as computerized medication prescribing systems, the...

Feb 08, 2012, 15:23 ET
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Support By Employer Purchasers For The Strong Start Initiative, Announced Today By HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Success Begins With Transparency Statement By Leah Binder, Ceo, The Leapfrog Group  On behalf our membership of employers and...

Jan 25, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Hospitals Make Progress in Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries: Good News, But More Work Needs to Be Done, Says Hospital Watchdog Group

The employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, announced today that 2011 results from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey...