Top Hospital Award

Backus Hospital Named a Top Hospital for Quality, Safety

Backus Hospital is pleased to announce that we rank among The Leapfrog Group’s top hospitals for 2020, a distinction that recognizes hospital performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality.

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are important to consumers and purchasers of care. Hospitals must earn a top score from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score, which evaluates hospitals based on expert analysis of infections, injuries and medical errors. Leapfrog Top Hospitals traditionally have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.

We are the only hospital in Eastern Connecticut, and one of two in the entire state, to receive this distinction.

The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. Of the 2,200 who applied, Backus is one of only 29 hospitals nationwide to earn the Top General Hospitals designation.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

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