July 27, 2011
The Leapfrog Group Will Publicly Report on Nursing Excellence
2011 Hospital Ratings Will Include MagnetÃ® Status for the First Time
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of a growing body of studies highlighting the key role nurses' play in patient safety, The Leapfrog Group announced they will publicly report on hospitals that have demonstrated nursing excellence on Leapfrog's annual hospital survey. Making the announcement at AARP's Champion Nursing Council and Coalition Meeting in Washington, D.C., Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder stated, "With this addition to our annual survey, Leapfrog is recognizing the vital role nurses play in patient safety and their strong commitment to transparency. As I visit hospitals across the country, I am constantly finding that the highest performing hospitals, many of Leapfrog's Top Hospitals, have earned the prestigious recognition of MagnetÃ® and nurses are the most vocal supporters of making patient safety and quality information transparent. Our employer members value this designation, and its implications for safety, and believe hospitals deserve recognition when they achieve it." The 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey data is publicly available for the first time today.
The Magnet Recognition ProgramÃ® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies. Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with a reliable benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.
"We are thrilled that The Leapfrog Group has decided to recognize the achievement of the Magnet credential in this meaningful way," said Magnet Recognition ProgramÃ® Director Craig Luzinski, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE. "Adding Magnet Recognition to the list of factors that exemplify safe and high quality care in the Leapfrog survey is an important way for these hospitals to be acknowledged for their nursing excellence."
Today's announcement comes as part of The Leapfrog Group's commitment to implement recommendations found in Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." Binder joined other healthcare, business, consumer, and education leaders at a meeting convened by the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. CCNA is working with national and state stakeholders to drive action in support of the IOM recommendations.
"Representing purchasers of healthcare, Leapfrog offers an important business perspective to the importance of strong nursing," said Susan Reinhard, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute and CCNA's Chief Strategist. "High quality health care requires high quality nurse-delivered care."
Hospitals participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey that indicate they have current MagnetÃ® status designation, as determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will automatically earn full credit for Safe Practice #9 Nursing Workforce. This section of the survey is used to score hospitals on their commitment to staffing their hospitals with highly trained nurses and putting those nurses in leadership positions which allow them to have substantial input into patient safety issues.
The free survey, which is open to every acute-care hospital in the country, is the gold standard for comparing hospitals' performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the nation's oldest and most transparent all-payor national hospital survey. Leapfrog's Survey team consult with leading purchasers and several panels of experts to continually update the survey to reflect the most up to date evidence and assure alignment with other national reporting initiatives such as CMS and the Joint Commission.
Results from the survey 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey can be viewed at www.leapfroggroup.org/cp where visitors can search for hospitals by city, state, or zip code. A list of hospitals reporting MagnetÃ® status to Leapfrog is available at www.leapfroggroup.org/MagnetRecognition. In addition, the designation will be displayed by hospital under the section titled "Steps to Avoid Harm." Visitors can also find information, by hospital, on infection rates, survival rates for certain high-risk surgeries, rates of hospital-acquired injuries, rates of early elective deliveries, and much more about a hospital's safety and quality.
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health benefits founded a decade ago to work for improvements in health care safety, quality, and affordability. Leapfrog purchaser members use hospital survey results in contracting, open enrollment with their employees and other public reporting, benefits design, and value-based purchasing programs. View results of the 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey at www.leapfroggroup.org/cp. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey focuses on three critical areas of patient safety and quality: how patients fare, which includes issues like mortality for common high-risk surgeries and procedures; resources used to care for patients measured by length of stay and readmission rates; and management practices that promote safety and quality, such as adopting computerized physician order entry to reduce medication errors. For information on how to participate in the 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, visit www.leapfroghospitalsurvey.org.
About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Magnet Recognition ProgramÃ®, Pathway to ExcellenceÃ®, and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care(TM) Programs; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC's Institute for Credentialing InnovationÃ® provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the first and only healthcare certification organization in the United States to have successfully achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. www.nursecredentialing.org
List of Hospitals Recognized for Achieving Magnet
Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Phoenix AZ Greenbaum Surgical Specialty Hospital Scottsdale AZ Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Scottsdale AZ Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Scottsdale AZ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles CA Children's Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles CA Children's Hospital Of Orange County Orange CA Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach CA Huntington Hospital Pasadena CA John Muir Medical Center Concord Campus Concord CA John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek CA Palomar Medical Center Escondido CA Scripps Memorial Hospital Of La Jolla La Jolla CA Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa CA Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego CA Stanford Hospital And Clinics Stanford CA St. Joseph Hospital Of Orange Orange CA University Of California Irvine Medical Center Orange CA University Of California Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles CA Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital Denver CO Children's Hospital Colorado Aurora CO Medical Center Of Aurora Aurora CO North Colorado Medical Center Greeley CO University Of Colorado Hospital Aurora CO Children's National Medical Center Washington DC Baptist Health South Florida- Baptist Hospital Of Miami Miami FL Baptist Health South Florida South Miami Hospital South Miami FL Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn IL Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove IL Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago IL Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge IL Blessing Hospital Quincy IL Central Dupage Hospital Winfield IL Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago IL Delnor Hospital Geneva IL Edward Hospital Naperville IL Memorial Medical Center Of Springfield Springfield IL Methodist Medical Center Of Illinois Peoria IL North Shore University Health System -Evanston Hospital Evanston IL North Shore University Health System -Glenbrook Hospital Glenview IL North Shore University Health System-Highland Park Hospital Highland Park IL North Shore University Health System -Skokie Hospital Skokie IL Arlington Northwest Community Hospital Heights IL Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest IL Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago IL Osf St. Anthony Medical Center Rockford IL OSF St. Francis Medical Center Of Peoria Peoria IL Osf St. Joseph Medical Center Bloomington IL Riverside Medical Center Kankakee IL Rush University Medical Center Chicago IL St. Francis Hospital Of Evanston Evanston IL Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago IL University Of Chicago Medical Center Chicago IL Iu Health La Porte Hospital La Porte IN St. Mary's Medical Center Of Evansville Evansville IN Childrens Mercy South Campus Overland Park KS Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort KY Kosair Children's Hospital Louisville KY Baystate Medical Center Springfield MA Children's Hospital Boston Boston MA Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston MA Lahey Clinic Burlington MA Lowell General Hospital Lowell MA Massachusetts General Hospital Boston MA South Shore Hospital South Weymouth MA Winchester Hospital Winchester MA Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore Baltimore MD University Of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore MD Maine Medical Center Portland ME Mid Coast Hospital Brunswick ME Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Royal Oak MI Beaumont Hospital - Troy Troy MI Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo MI Children's Hospital Of Michigan Detroit MI Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center Detroit MI Helen Devos Children's Hospital Grand Rapids MI Commerce Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Township MI Munson Medical Center Traverse City MI Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Petoskey MI Oaklawn Hospital Marshall MI Sparrow Hospital & Health System Lansing MI Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids MI Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids MI Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota Minneapolis MN Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota St. Paul MN Mayo Clinic - Methodist Hospital Rochester MN St. Mary's Hospital Of Rochester Rochester MN Children's Mercy Hospitals And Clinics Kansas City MO Billings Clinic Billings MT Gaston Memorial Hospital Gastonia NC Rex Hospital, Inc. Raleigh NC University Of North Carolina Hospitals Chapel Hill NC Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem NC Children's Hospital And Medical Center Omaha NE Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE Englewood Hospital And Medical Center Englewood NJ Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack NJ Hunterdon Medical Center Flemington NJ Kimball Medical Center Lakewood NJ Libertyhealth-Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City NJ Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown NJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick NJ Valley Hospital Of Ridgewood Ridgewood NJ Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo NY St. Francis Hospital Of Roslyn Roslyn NY Akron Children's Hospital Akron OH Aultman Hospital Canton OH Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati OH Good Samaritan Hospital & Health Center Dayton OH Grant Medical Center Columbus OH Metrohealth Medical Center Cleveland OH Miami Valley Hospital Dayton OH Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus OH Ohio State University Medical Center Columbus OH Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus OH Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth OH The Christ Hospital Of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland OH University Hospitals -Rainbow Babies And Childrens Hospital Cleveland OH Providence Portland Medical Center Portland OR Providence St Vincent Medical Center Portland OR Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia PA Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster PA Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown PA Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Bethlehem PA Pinnacle Health At Harrisburg Hospital Harrisburg PA St Christopher's Hospital For Children Philadelphia PA Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospital Charleston SC Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Spartanburg SC Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt Nashville TN Vanderbilt University Hospital Nashville TN Baylor Jack And Jane Hamilton Heart And Vascular Hospital Dallas TX Baylor University Medical Center Dallas TX Cook Children's Medical Center Fort Worth TX Medical Center Of Plano Plano TX Medical City Dallas Hospital Dallas TX Plaza Medical Center Of Fort Worth Fort Worth TX Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Fort Worth TX Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Plano TX The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Plano TX The Methodist Hospital Houston TX Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke VA Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery Blacksburg VA Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg VA Reston Hospital Center Reston VA University Of Virginia Medical Center Charlottesville VA Winchester Medical Center Winchester VA Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia WA Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle WA University Of Washington Medical Center Seattle WA Aspirus Wausau Hospital Wausau WI Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin Milwaukee WI St. Mary's Hospital Of Madison Madison WI
SOURCE The Leapfrog Group