Published on December 02, 2014

Milford Regional Receives National Award For Hospital Safety and Quality

Leapfrog Group LogoMilford Regional Medical Center was awarded 2014 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit organization whose purpose is to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans.  The Top Hospital recognition is an elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.

“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, Milford Regional Medical Center has proven it’s a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to providing excellence in care to families and patients," says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Milford Regional was one of 94 Top Hospitals out of 1,400 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.

"Receiving this national distinction from The Leapfrog Group is a real testament to the extraordinary efforts of the physicians, nurses and staff that take place within our hospital daily to ensure excellence in the care and safety of our patients," states Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. "I couldn't be prouder of our team and our organization for always putting patients first."

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.









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