SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group named Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center a Top Hospital following an annual survey. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Banner Del E. Webb has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
"This is a great honor that reflects the great work our staff, physicians and volunteers are doing every day to fulfill our mission of delivering excellent patient care," said Debbie Flores, chief executive officer at Banner Del E. Webb.
"The staff has come together as a team to make sure we are creating a safe, high quality care environment for every patient, every time," said Mystie Johnson, MD, chief medical officer at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. "We are proud that the Leapfrog Group has recognized our efforts."
Banner Del E. Webb was selected as a Top Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group's annual survey. The selection is based on the results of the survey, which measures hospitals' performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures in place to prevent errors.
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is a community hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. The hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery, heart care, Emergency care, cancer care, and obstetrics. Banner Del E. Webb is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 24 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Del E. Webb's mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Webb or Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.
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