Sinai Hospital of Baltimore was designated one of the Leapfrog Group’s top hospitals on its annual list.
Sinai Hospital was selected on the basis of medication safety, intensive care physician staffing, high-risk surgery procedures, safe practices and the use of resources. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s annual meeting last month, focusing on transparency as the key to improved hospital safety and its top hospital awards.
“To achieve award status, we needed to demonstrate a high level of adherence to a lengthy list of safe practices outlined by the Leapfrog program,î said Sinai President and Chief Operating Officer Neil M. Meltzer. “With the standards of Leapfrog constantly changing, I am particularly proud that we have been able to achieve this designation.”
Sinai Hospital was selected from a group of nearly 1,200 hospitals across the nation. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare; resource use; and management structures in place to prevent errors.