CONCORD, Mass., December 8, 2021 – Emerson Hospital was named a 2021 "Top Hospital" in the U.S. by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), the nation's most competitive recognition for safety and quality excellence. Leapfrog recognizes the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey annually with the prestigious Leapfrog "Top Hospital" award. The award comes just weeks after Emerson received an "A" grade - the highest grade for patient safety by Leapfrog.
“We are very honored to be named a Top Hospital for our work in providing outstanding, safe care to all of our patients,” said Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “People choose Emerson for our strong commitment to quality and safety, along with our focus on personal, compassionate care. I am proud of our team for working together to provide extraordinary care to the community, through the challenges of the pandemic and beyond.”
Data from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey on quality standards across several areas of patient care, including medication safety, surgery outcomes, infection rates, and more, are used to identify "Top Hospitals." As a result, Emerson was honored among an elite group of hospitals to receive Leapfrog's "Top Hospital" distinction. Out of more than 2,200 hospitals considered for the 2021 "Top Hospital" award, Leapfrog selected just 149 honorees. In addition, Emerson Hospital is one of only 46 U.S. hospitals to be recognized in the "General" hospital category. Only six general hospitals in Massachusetts received this award.
To view Emerson Hospital’s Leapfrog scores and learn more, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
About Emerson Hospital
Emerson Hospital is a multispecialty health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with health centers in Bedford, Groton, Sudbury, and Westford; Urgent Care centers in Hudson and Littleton; and Emerson’s Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body in Concord. Emerson provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in more than 25 towns. To learn more, visit EmersonHospital.org.