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Apr 30, 2020, 06:00 ET The Leapfrog Group Partners with Newsweek to Launch Series on "Best Health Care"

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national health care watchdog organization, today announced a partnership with Newsweek to power Newsweek's new...


Feb 27, 2020, 06:00 ET U.S. Hospitals Show Improvements in Meeting Surgical Safety Standards but Major Deficiencies Remain

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national health care watchdog organization, today released Safety In Numbers: Hospital Performance on Leapfrog's...


Dec 17, 2019, 06:00 ET The Leapfrog Group Announces 2019 Top Hospital Recipients

In recognition of the nation's highest quality hospitals, The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers...


Nov 07, 2019, 06:00 ET 20 Years After "To Err is Human", Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Prove Transparency Can Save Lives

The Leapfrog Group's fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades, announced today, highlight progress in bringing patient safety into the sunlight and...


Oct 22, 2019, 06:00 ET The Leapfrog Group Highlights Strengths, Pinpoints Improvements Needed across Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Settings in Inaugural Report

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today released a...


Jul 18, 2019, 06:00 ET Majority of U.S. Hospitals Not Meeting Surgical Safety Standards

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national health care watchdog organization, today released Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group's Report on...


Jun 27, 2019, 06:00 ET New Report from The Leapfrog Group Examines Hospital Policies on Never Events

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today released its...


Jun 11, 2019, 06:00 ET The Leapfrog Group Wins Health Value Award for Groundbreaking "Lives and Dollars Lost" Calculator

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, last night accepted ...


May 29, 2019, 06:00 ET Report from The Leapfrog Group Finds Only 1 in 5 U.S. Hospitals Fully Meet Payor Standards for Maternity Care

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today released its...


May 15, 2019, 23:49 ET New Report Finds Risk of Death Nearly Doubles for Patients Using Hospitals Graded As "D" or "F"

Today, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing the nation's largest and most influential employers and purchasers of health care,...


May 15, 2019, 06:00 ET New Report Finds Risk of Death Nearly Doubles for Patients Using Hospitals Graded As "D" or "F"

Today, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing the nation's largest and most influential employers and purchasers of health care,...


Apr 01, 2019, 08:00 ET For the First Time, The Leapfrog Group Opens Its 2019 Survey Cycle to Ambulatory and Outpatient Surgical Services

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing the nation's largest and most influential employers and purchasers, announces today the opening ...


Mar 28, 2019, 09:00 ET New Report Exposes Problems with Hospital Medication Errors

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today released its...


Dec 04, 2018, 08:00 ET The Leapfrog Group Announces 2018 Top Hospital Recipients

In recognition of the nation's highest quality hospitals, The Leapfrog Group, a national health care nonprofit driven by employers and other...


Nov 08, 2018, 06:00 ET The Nation's Leading Scorecard on Hospital Safety Breaks Down Results Across Red and Blue States

In the wake of a high stakes mid-term election, The Leapfrog Group announced today that neither party can claim victory in addressing preventable...


Oct 16, 2018, 08:02 ET The Leapfrog Group Expands Ratings to Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Settings

The Leapfrog Group, a national health care nonprofit driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, announced today the expansion of its...


Dec 07, 2017, 07:49 ET The Leapfrog Group Announces 2017 Top Hospital Recipients

In recognition of the nation's highest quality hospitals, The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization, announced...


Oct 31, 2017, 05:00 ET Maryland Falters in State's First Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Group announced today the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S....


Oct 31, 2017, 05:00 ET Five States Make Dramatic Strides in Patient Safety, Finds Latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Group announced today the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades to general acute-care...


Sep 25, 2017, 08:54 ET The Leapfrog Group Announces Agenda for the First-Ever National Heath Care Ratings Summit

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality for consumers and purchasers, announced today the...


Apr 12, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Dec 06, 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 elite ...


Oct 31, 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...


Apr 25, 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 Hopkins...