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UPMC Children’s and UPMC Northwest Earn Leapfrog Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

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PITTSBURGH – Highlighting their  achievements in patient safety and quality, two UPMC hospitals today were named Top Hospitals nationally by The Leapfrog Group

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh was named a Top Children’s Hospital, and UPMC Northwest was named a Top Rural Hospital. 

"We are thrilled that UPMC Children’s and UPMC Northwest received this highly coveted honor for our commitment to delivering the highest quality care,” said Tami Minnier, UPMC’s chief quality officer. “As we continue to enhance the patient experience, this recognition showcases our outstanding UPMC team that works diligently to improve the safety of the care we provide for our patients and their families.” 

UPMC Children's and UPMC Northwest were selected as Top Hospitals out of a record 2,100 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group's annual survey, which measures performance across many areas of hospital care, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care and prevention of medication errors. 

The list includes 10 Top Children’s Hospitals, 18 Top Rural Hospitals, 37 Top General Hospitals and 55 Top Teaching Hospitals. 

The Top Hospital awards follow The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, in which 15 UPMC hospitals, including UPMC Northwest, received the highest “A” rating.