December 6, 2023
CARLISLE, Pa. – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, UPMC Carlisle was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality.
“It’s an honor to be included among Leapfrog’s Top General Hospitals,” said Jarrod Johnson, president of UPMC Carlisle. “This distinction recognizes the consistent commitment from our team to prioritize patient safety and quality standards.”
Over 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, UPMC Carlisle received a Top General Hospital recognition. A total of 132 top hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “UPMC Carlisle has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”
To qualify for the distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in their category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
Jarrod Johnson, president of UPMC Carlisle; Mandy Martin, CNO, VP of patient care; Patrick Lundquist, director of operations receiving the Leapfrog Top Hospital award.
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