Rhode Island Hospital Earns Coveted 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award


PROVIDENCE, R.I., December 6, 2016 – The Leapfrog Group announced today
Rhode Island Hospital has been named a Top Hospital. Widely acknowledged
as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the
U.S., the recognition showcases Rhode Island Hospital’s commitment to
patient safety and quality.

«This important distinction from Leapfrog is a tribute to the thousands of
Rhode Island Hospital health care providers and support staff who ensure
every day that our patients receive state-of-the-art care in an
environment that is at once efficient, safe and welcoming,» said Rhode
Island Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH. «We thank
Leapfrog for recognizing this commitment.»

Rhode Island Hospital received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction, and
was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list

* 29 Top Teaching Hospitals

* 9 Top Children’s Hospitals

* 56 Top General Hospitals

* 21 Top Rural Hospitals

The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016
Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care
is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including
infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent
medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top

«Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by
less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,» said Leah Binder,
president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. «With this honor, Rhode Island
Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care.
Providing this level of care to patients in Rhode Island and beyond
requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the
board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.»

To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog
Group is a national nonprofit organization
driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of
American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital
Survey collects and
transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find
the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety
Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative,
assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient
safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from
errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About Rhode Island Hospital
Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., is a private,
not-for-profit hospital and is the principal teaching hospital of The
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A major trauma center
for southeastern New England, the hospital is dedicated to being on the
cutting edge of medicine and research. It is home to Hasbro Children’s
Hospital, the state’s only facility dedicated to pediatric care. Last
year, Rhode Island Hospital received more than $50 million in external
research funding. For more information on Rhode Island Hospital, visit
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