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Feb 23, 2015, 08:00 ET

New Data Analysis by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health Finds Maternity Care in U.S. Hospitals Improving, But Still Not Meeting Expert Standards

Nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its Maternity Care Report, an in-depth examination of hospital quality and safety...

Dec 02, 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...

Nov 12, 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...

Oct 29, 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...

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...