Kenmore Mercy Hospital has earned the Leapfrog Group's Top Hospital Award and was the only hospital in New York State to make this year's list of 115.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder. “With this honor, Kenmore Mercy Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
Leapfrog is a watchdog group that serves as a voice for health care purchasers and is an advocate of hospital transparency. Its Top Hospitals "have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and high-risk procedures and lower readmission rates."
Kenmore Mercy, part of the Catholic Health System, says the recognition showcases its commitment to patient safety and quality.
“We are extremely proud to be the only 2016 Leapfrog Top General Hospital in the state of New York,” said Hospital President and CEO James Millard. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire staff and their efforts to deliver safe, high quality care every day of the year.”