Emerson Health was named a Top Hospital in the U.S. and is the only Top Hospital in Massachusetts in the general category by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), the nation's most competitive recognition for safety and quality excellence. This is the second consecutive year that Emerson earned the Top Hospital honor. It comes just weeks after Emerson received an "A" grade — the highest grade for patient safety by Leapfrog.
“We are proud to be the only health system in Massachusetts named a Top Hospital in the general category by Leapfrog,” said Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, president and CEO of Emerson Health. “People from all over the region choose Emerson for our experienced physicians and staff, deep commitment to quality and safety, and focus on providing personalized care. I am proud of our team for the extraordinary care they give to each of our patients.”
Data from Leapfrog’s annual hospital survey, including medication safety, surgery outcomes, infection rates, and more, are used to identify Top Hospitals. As a result, Emerson was chosen among its peers to receive Leapfrog's Top Hospital general category distinction. Out of more than 2,200 hospitals considered for the 2022 Top Hospital award, Leapfrog selected just 32 across the U.S. to be recognized in the general hospital category. Other categories are children’s, rural, and teaching.
“We are honored to recognize Emerson Health as a Top Hospital for the second year in a row,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Emerson Health has demonstrated that they truly put patients first. We congratulate the Emerson team whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To view Emerson Health’s Leapfrog scores and learn more, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.