Mass. Eye and Ear Awarded Coveted Leapfrog Top Urban Hospital Distinction

December 03, 2014

Contact: Mary Leach
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BOSTON (Dec. 3, 2014) -- For the second consecutive year, the Leapfrog Group named Massachusetts Eye and Ear to its annual list of Top Hospitals. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards ceremony on Dec. 2 in Washington D.C.

Mass. Eye and Ear strives to provide the highest quality patient care each day,” said John Fernandez, Mass. Eye and Ear President & CEO. “We are pleased to be recognized by Leapfrog for our efforts.”

Leapfrog Top Hospital logo“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Mass. Eye and Ear has proven it’s a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in Boston,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Mass. Eye and Ear was one of 94 Top Hospitals recognized nationally.The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

The Top Hospital award is not given to a set number of hospitals, but rather, to all urban, rural and children's hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology. Go to this link to see the full list of institutions honored as a 2014 Top Hospital.