Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
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Lakewood Ranch, FL, December 7, 2021– Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center received a Top General Hospital distinction. A total of 149 hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
• 8 Top Children’s
• 46 Top General
• 23 Top Rural
• 72 Top Teaching
Andy Guz, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center CEO, said: “We are exceptionally proud to be one of 149 hospitals nationwide to have received this recognition. It is a testament to the efforts our physicians, leadership and staff have to providing a safe, quality experience for our patients.”
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize Lakewood Ranch Medical Center as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center] has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Lakewood Ranch community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is an acute care hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission, which serves patients in Lakewood Ranch and surrounding communities. There are more than 525 physicians who provide comprehensive medical and healthcare services. It has earned Primary Stroke designation, is accredited as a Chest Pain Center and holds other prestigious quality awards including CMS Five-Star Quality Rating, April 2021, Leapfrog A Grade, Fall 2021, as well as Advanced Certifications from The Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Sepsis Certification. It is one of the largest employers in Lakewood Ranch and has been voted “Best Hospital in Manatee County” by the Sarasota Herald Tribune readers for three consecutive years. Visit lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com for more information.