Three Orlando Health hospitals earn 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Orlando, Fla. (December 6, 2022) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies were named Top Teaching Hospitals, and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital was named was named a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The awards, announced today, recognize hospitals across the country for excellence in quality of care and patient safety.

“Being a leader in providing high-quality patient care requires an intentional and collaborative effort across disciplines and departments in hospitals,” said George Ralls, MD, chief medical officer, Orlando Health. “This recent recognition reflects the ongoing commitment of our team to ensure Orlando Health has the quality and safety practices in place to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.” 

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. A total of 115 top hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including: 

  • 12 Top Children’s 
  • 32 Top General 
  • 13 Top Rural 
  • 58 Top Teaching 

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. 

To qualify for the Top Hospitals 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 its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2022 Top Hospitals, visit

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States. 

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. 

The 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians. 

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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