Fewer than six percent of U.S. hospitals achieve the prestigious recognition
Orlando, FL (December 7, 2017) – Orlando Health’s Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies have been designated as Top Hospitals in the country by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Hospitals recognized as Top performers have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and high-risk procedures, and lower readmission rates than other hospitals.
“This prestigious award affirms the efforts our teams put forth every day to provide patients with safe, high-quality care,” said David Strong, president and CEO, Orlando Health. “We are very pleased that these hospitals are among fewer than six percent nationwide to earn this designation, and extremely proud of their efforts and focus on continuous quality improvement.”
The Top Hospital designation recognizes the highest-performing hospitals in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey and is widely cited as one of the nation’s most competitive quality awards.
- Arnold Palmer Hospital is one of only 10 in the nation to earn the Top Children’s Hospital designation.
- ORMC and Winnie Palmer Hospital are among only 36 hospitals to be named Top Teaching Hospitals.
- Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is one of only 45 hospitals in the country to be designated a Top General Hospital.
For hospitals to receive the designation, they must meet The Leapfrog Group’s high standards that are established and defined in each year’s Top Hospitals Methodology.
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $3.8 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals, including Lakeland Regional Health Systems, which joined Orlando Health October 1, 2017. More than 3,000 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 23,000 employees who serve nearly 155,000 inpatients, more than 3 million outpatients, and more than 4,500 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $345 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.