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Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Lancaster General Hospital was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the first time.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. 

“Patient safety and high-quality health care are Lancaster General Health’s two highest priorities,” said Jan Bergen, president and CEO of LG Health/Penn Medicine. “This national award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our medical and dental staff to deliver exceptional patient care.”

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, LGH received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:

  • 10 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 45 Top General Hospitals
  • 18 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 36 Top Teaching Hospitals

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“We are proud to recognize Lancaster General Hospital as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.


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