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Licking Memorial Hospital Receives Top Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group

Licking Memorial Hospital Receives Top Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) has received The Leapfrog Group’s 2021 Top Hospital Award, the nation’s most competitive recognition for excellence in hospital safety and quality.  Data from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey was used to identify the top hospitals, and selection was based on excellence in upholding quality standards across several areas of patient care, including medication safety, surgery outcomes, infection rates and other patient priorities.
 
Nearly 150 hospitals from across the country received the Top Hospital Award, which are recognized in four categories: Top General Hospitals, Top Rural Hospitals, Top Teaching Hospitals and Top Children’s Hospitals.  LMH was the only hospital in the State of Ohio to receive the Top Hospital Award in the General Hospital category.  To be eligible for this prestigious award, hospitals qualified to receive a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must have received an “A” in the most recent round of scoring, and LMH received its 11th consecutive “A” grade this fall. 
 
“We have faced unprecedented challenges over the past two years due to the pandemic, and I am incredibly proud of our leadership and staff for their continued commitment and dedication to make patient safety and quality care a top priority,” said Licking Memorial Health Systems President & CEO Rob Montagnese.
 
Full results of the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey are publicly reported and available for free on Leapfrog’s website, providing patients with a resource to make informed decisions about where to seek treatment.  For more information about LMH’s performance rankings, visit https://ratings.leapfroggroup.org/.
 
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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.